Black History Month STYLIN': W.E.B. Du Bois

DAY 2: W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois (William Edward Burghardt Du Bois) - Activist, Journalist
Born: February 23rd, 1868
Died: August 27th, 1963

W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the founding fathers of the Civil Rights Movement and in 1909 he co-founded the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).

Other Du Bois Facts
  • W.E.B. Du Bois became the first African-American to graduate from Harvard University in 1895.
  • Du Bois was of mixed raced, but considered himself a "mulatto".

"Either America will destroy ignorance, or ignorance will destroy the United States."
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

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