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W.E.B. Du Bois on sociology and the Black community / edited and with an introd. by Dan S. Green and Edwin D. Driver.

By: Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
Contributor(s): Green, Dan S | Driver, Edwin D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: The Heritage of sociology.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1978Description: viii, 320 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0226167593; 9780226167596.Subject(s): African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 | African Americans Social conditions United States, to 1963. EssaysDDC classification: 301.45/19/6073 Other classification: 71.63 | HU 3531
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E185.86 .D845 1978 (Browse shelf) Available 0000100311422

Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-316) and index.

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Civil rights leader and author, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868. He earned a B.A. from both Harvard and Fisk universities, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and studied at the University of Berlin. He taught briefly at Wilberforce University before he came professor of history and economics at Atlanta University in Ohio (1896-1910). There, he wrote The Souls of Black Folk (1903), in which he pointed out that it was up to whites and blacks jointly to solve the problems created by the denial of civil rights to blacks. In 1905, Du Bois became a major figure in the Niagara Movement, a crusading effort to end discrimination. The organization collapsed, but it prepared the way for the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in which Du Bois played a major role. In 1910, he became editor of the NAACP magazine, a position he held for more than 20 years. <p> Du Bois returned to Atlanta University in 1932 and tried to implement a plan to make the Negro Land Grant Colleges centers of black power. Atlanta approved of his idea, but later retracted its support. When Du Bois tried to return to NAACP, it rejected him too. <p> Active in several Pan-African Congresses, Du Bois came to know Fwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, and Jono Kenyatta the president of Kenya. In 1961, the same year Du Bois joined the Communist party, Nkrumah invited him to Ghana as a director of an Encyclopedia Africana project. He died there on August 27, 1963, after becoming a citizen of that country. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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