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W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois, in 1918
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Birth nameWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois
Birth dateFebruary 23, 1868
Place of birthGreat Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Date of deathAugust 27, 1963(age 95)
Alma materFisk University, Harvard University
OccupationAcademic, scholar, activist, journalist, sociologist
Influenced byKarl Marx
InfluencedBayard Rustin, Cornel West, Roland G. Fryer, Jr., Barack Obama 

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ( ; February 23, 1868 - August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor.

Historian David Levering Lewis wrote, "In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible solution to the problem of twentieth-century racism- scholarship, propaganda, integration, national self-determination, human rights, cultural and economic separatism, politics, international communism, expatriation, third world solidarity."

The first African-American graduate of Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D in History, Du Bois later became a professor of history and economics at Atlanta University. He became the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1910, becoming founder and editor of the NAACP's journal The Crisis. Du Bois rose to national attention in his opposition of Booker T. Washington's ideas of social integration between whites and blacks, campaigning instead for increased political representation for blacks in order to guarantee civil rights, and the formation of a Black elite that would work for the progress of the African American race.

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Creating societal divisions a way of life - Centre Daily Times Tweet this news
Centre Daily Times--Oddly enough, -WEB DuBois- and David Bradley suggest that the earliest mountain men were hardly romantic, latter-day anchorites. ... - Date : Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:15:08 GMT+00:00
Du Bois mural is scheduled to get makeover this week - Berkshire Eagle Tweet this news
Berkshire Eagle--GREAT BARRINGTON -- The once-controversial -WEB Du Bois- mural will be getting a makeover this week. ... - Date : Mon, 19 Jul 2010 04:11:01 GMT+00:00
For Young Blacks, Vocational Training or Liberal Arts? - New America Media Tweet this news
New America Media--He chose vocational training, I chose liberal arts; both of us are looking to attain what Booker T. Washington and -WEB DuBois- called “first-class ... - Date : Tue, 27 Jul 2010 07:26:55 GMT+00:00
Memorial Day Quotes and Poems 2010 - Artuji (blog) Tweet this news
Artuji (blog)--These Memorial Day quotes and poems are the best we could find on the internet and we hope you enjoy them. -Web Dubois-: “The cost of liberty is less than the ... - Date : Mon, 31 May 2010 08:30:19 GMT+00:00
Memorial Day 2010: Quotes And Sayings To Dedicate - Recent Issue Today (blog) Tweet this news
Recent Issue Today (blog)----Web Dubois- The purpose of all war is ultimately peace. -Saint Augustine With the tears a Land hath shed. Their graves should ever be green. ... - Date : Fri, 28 May 2010 15:33:43 GMT+00:00
Four Pennridge North students make history at Pa. competition - Lansdale Reporter Tweet this news
Lansdale Reporter--Not the four Pennridge North Middle School students who participated in the state National History Day competition at Millersville University ... - Date : Tue, 01 Jun 2010 10:33:44 GMT+00:00
2010 Memorial Day Quotes and Poems - Artuji (blog) Tweet this news
Artuji (blog)--These Memorial Day quotes and poems are the best we could find on the internet and we hope you enjoy them. -Web Dubois-: “The cost of liberty is less than the ... - Date : Fri, 28 May 2010 20:34:56 GMT+00:00

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