W.E.B Dubois (1868-1963)

by sofie,sophie,josh l, and carson

early life, education, motivation

He was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts

He went to Harvard University.

He was motivated by Alexander Crummel and William James.

Famous speeches, books, publications, job titles

he wrote

- The Souls of Black Folk

- Black Reconstruction in America

-The Crisis

he won

- Spingarn Medal

- Lenin Peace Prize

Major Contributions to Georgia while he was alive

Co founder of the National Association for the advancement of colored people (NAACP)

Lasting impact on Georgia and the US

was the first African American to earn a Doctorate

He wanted higher education for 10% of African Americans which he called The Talented Tenth. He thought this group could become leaders for all other African Americans. He was elected into the Writing Hall of Fame.