The Legacy of W.E.B Du Bois By: Elizabeth Decker
W.E.B Du Bois first appeared in history when he bacame the first African American man to earn a doctorate. He graduated from the University of Berlin and Harvard University.
Du Bois' first published work, The Philadelphia Negro, was the first ever study of an African american community. He highlighted the poverty and health problems of the community and how racism was largely to blame. He made points that are still referenced today.
He because the head of the NAACP and started a journal called "The Crisis". In this journal he called for change and created a consciousness in an oppressed community.
At the age of 83, Du Bois ran for senate as a communist, but lost. He them moved to Ghana, were he stayed for the rest of his life.