By Abbie Lewick
W.E.B Dubois was a major figure during the Civil Rights movement, he was originally born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. William freely attended school during the first few years of his life but then he moved to Nashville he experienced racism. Later he attended 4 schools. These schools are Harvard and Fisk and University of Berlin. William worked as a journalist, an Educator and Civil Rights activist. He also wrote The Souls of Black folks and an autobiography. William believed that educating blacks would help them assimilate instead of the right to vote.