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W.E.B. Du Bois

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W.E.B. Du Bois: A Scholarís Courageous Life

Category: African American
Format: Trade Paper, 72 pages
Pub Date: 2001 Spring
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-100-2
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W. E. B. Du Bois was one of the most important African American figures in the twentieth century. As a writer, social scientist, and political activist, he was an influential and powerful voice for human and civil rights in the United States and around the world. He was born just a few years after the end of the Civil War, and he lived for almost a century. During his long, productive life, he worked tirelessly to improve the social and political conditions of all African Americans. As a co-founder of the NAACP and the editor of The Crisis, as well as through his many books on black history and the black experience, he inspired and helped create the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. His life shows that a person with strong principles, a good mind, and the willingness to work hard can bring about significant change.