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W.E.B DuBois
Updated: 11/22/2019
W.E.B DuBois
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  • The beginning of his life...
  • Hi, we're the Du Boises.
  • Education...
  • I think I wanna be activist, I wanna make a difference.
  • Now that you graduated what's you plan?
  • Beginning of his career...
  • NAACP
  • This is the Du Bois family. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born Feburary 23,1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He is the only child of Alfred Du Bois and Mary Silvina Burghardt. He was treated very well as a child in Great Barrington. 
  • Further into his existence...
  • W.E.B Du Bois graduated from Harvard University in 1895 with a PhD. Causing him to become the first ever African american to graduate from Harvard with a PhD. He ended up becoming an activist and published "The Souls of Black Folk" in 1903.
  • Making a difference...
  • When W.E.B Du Bois became an activist on global scale. He co-founded NAACP. Du Bois views gained larger support after the Atlanta Race Riots of 1906.
  • The end of his accomplishments...
  • I have a dream...
  • W.E.B Du Bois was a victim of McCarthyism. He clashed with the most influential black leader of the time Booker T. Washington. After the Atlanta Race Riot his vision of all equal rights gained. He studied abroad and developed fascination for German culture
  • W.E.B Du Bois tried to act as an agent of a foreign state in 1951. He then taught at Pennsylvania, Wilberforce University and Atlanta University. He moved to Ghana and never renounced his united states citizenship in 1963.
  • W.E.B Du Bois was known as a scholar, writer, teacher, and political activist. He visited various parts of Asia, Africa and Europe in his life span. He was awarded a metal for his work in Pan-African-ism. Du Bois died at 95 years old a day before the "I have a dream" speech.
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