W.E.B Du Bois

By Makayla Dorsey

Biography

William Edward Burghardt "W.E.B" Du Bois, was a scholar, writer, editor, and civil rights pioneer. he was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts,on February 23,1868. He received a classical, college education in Great Barrington racially integrated high school. In June 1884 he became the first African American graduate. In 1888 Du Bois enrolled at Harvard as a junior. He received a BA cum laude in 1890, and an MA in 1891, and a PhD in 1895. Du Boiswas influenced by historical work of Albert Bushnell Hart, and the lectures of William James, they both later became friends with him. Du Bois taught classics in modern languages for two years at Wilberforce University of Ohio. Du Bois has 2 Kids and Was married Twice.

"The Cost Of Liberty Is Less Than The Price Of Repression." ~W.E.B Du Bois

Facts

1.) W.E.B was the co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NWAACP)

2.) He wrote a book called "The Soul Of Black Folk". it holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology

3.) In 1915 Du Bois published the book "The Negro". it's about African American history,cultures, and slave trade.

4.) in 1935 he published the book "Black Reconstruction". It's an essay towards the part African Americans played in the attempt to reconstruct democracy in America.

5.) in 1920 he published the book "Dark Princess".The book is one of five historical novels and express the beauty of people of color around the world.

6.) In 1896 he published the book "The Suppression of African Slave Trade to the United States of America".

7.) Du Bois was a co-founder of the Niagara movement. it was an African American protest for equal rights in the early 1900's.

8.) He was an early proponent of the Pan

Africanism ( an idea of self government for oppressed African Americans around the world).

9.) His books, essays, poems, and plays etc... gave various political belief.

10.) He is one of the "founding figures" in American sociology.