W.E.B. DuBois

charleene, 30 July 2008, No comments
Categories: Civil Rights

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W.E.B. DuBois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was one of the founders of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). He was also the first African American to obtain a Ph.D. from Harvard University. DuBois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and he was recognized for being a gifted student in school. He had the honor of writing for the New York Globe when he was just 15 years old. He became a teacher after he earned his degrees, and studied the state of black people in the United States as well as around the world. He was a writer of many books and he was an historian. As a pioneer for intelligent African Americans that followed him, he contributed a great deal to racial equality and proved himself to be an honorable man.

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