W.E.B. Du Bois


Born
in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, The United States
February 23, 1868

Died
August 27, 1963

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In 1868, W.E.B. Du Bois (William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, pronounced 'doo-boyz') was born in Massachusetts. He attended Fisk College in Nashville, then earned his BA in 1890 and his MS in 1891 from Harvard. Du Bois studied at the University of Berlin, then earned his doctorate in history from Harvard in 1894. He taught economics and history at Atlanta University from 1897-1910. The Souls of Black Folk (1903) made his name, in which he urged black Americans to stand up for their educational and economic rights. Du Bois was a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and edited the NAACP's official journal, "Crisis," from 1910 to 1934. Du Bois turned "Crisis" into the foremost black literary journal. The blac ...more

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“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”
W.E.B. DuBois

“Believe in life! Always human beings will progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.”
W.E.B. Du Bois

“The worker must work for the glory of his handiwork, not simply for pay; the thinker must think for truth, not for fame.”
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