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W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Name: W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Born: 02/23/1868
  • Died: 08/27/1963 (95 years old)

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (/djˈbɔɪs/ 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

Source: Wikipedia

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