W.E.B. DuBois: Sociologist, Historian and Civil Rights Activist (1868-1963)

W.E.B. DuBois: Sociologist, Historian and Civil Rights Activist (1868-1963)

Overview

By OV STAFF

 

W.E.B. Du Bois in his office

 

A pioneering intellectual and controversial figure on the world’s stage, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was a man whose accomplishments were of their time. He is the author of the seminal work “The Souls of Black Folk” of which he said: “Herein lie buried many things which, if read with patience, may show the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century.” Du Bois wrote about African Americans’ newfound freedom and founded the most prominent African American foundation, the NAACP.

 

 

 

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