- Name: W. E. B. Du Bois
- Born: 02/23/1868
- Died: 08/27/1963 (95 years old)
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (// dew-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community, and after completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Due to his contributions in the African-American community he was seen as a member of a Black elite that supported some aspects of eugenics for blacks. Du Bois was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.
Birth Name: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
Awards: Spingarn Medal, Lenin Peace Prize
Alias: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
Birth Place: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Accra, Ghana
W. E. B. Du Bois quotes :
I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom of beauty and love.W. E. B. Du Bois
These are the things of which men think, who live: of their own selves and the dwelling place of their fathers; of their neighbors; of work and service; of rule and reason and women and children; of Beauty and Death and War.W. E. B. Du Bois
One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.W. E. B. Du Bois
An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.W. E. B. Du Bois
Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.W. E. B. Du Bois