Du Bois is certainly among the most influential blacks of the twentieth century. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23,Du Bois received a bachelor's degree from Fisk University and went on to earn second bachelors, as well as a Ph.
DuBois because history has to reflect truth and Dr. DuBois was a tireless explorer and a gifted discoverer of social truths. His singular greatness lay in his quest for truth about his own people. There were very few scholars who concerned themselves with honest study of the black man and he sought to fill this immense void.
The degree to which he succeeded disclosed the great dimensions of the man. DuBois became one of the most successful social activist, scholar and writer of the twentieth century. He descended of African, French, and Dutch lineage, hence his name. DuBois was one of blacks who lived in Great Barrington out of 5, whites.
So therefore signs of blatant Jim Crow and racism were not made blatant, there was a tone underlying the attitudes of those whom lived there. DuBois' personality became abrupt and sullen as he got older as opposed to cheeful and outgoing as he had been when he was young.
His Education DuBois was very intellectually gifted, doing very well in high school. He got a full scholarship to Fisk University in Tennessee, a black institution.
After receiving his A. His speech on Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy during the Civil War, was to make a stir and make news in the national press. It would be the first of many scholarly honors he would receive and also the turning of heads. DuBois returned to the states to become the first man of African descent to receive a Ph.
D from Harvard University. The Scholar at Work In his lifetime, DuBois accomplished much putting his intellectual gifts to work. Inhe directed the Atlanta Conferences which convened annually to generate concise scientific research on the living conditions of African Americans.
From those conferences he collected, collated, and analyzed socioeconomic data about every conceivable facet of being a black person in America. Ambitious at the time and still is he published about sixteen volumes on his findings.
The latter being his most prophetic and remembered. DuBois plunged himself into anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and philosophical studies of blacks in America hoping to elude a "cure" for the race problem in America.
He used his knowledge and position to write many influential articles on blacks in America. Making him extraordinarily popular. He organized a Pan African Conference he wasn't the founder to discuss the situations of AFricans everywhere, realizing for blacks to be free they must be free everywhere.
Throughout his career, his ideas of "educate and agitate" certainly agitated other black leaders and revolutionaries such as the likes of Marcus Garvey and his Back to Africa Movementor Booker T.
Washington founder of Tuskegee Institute. His rivalry with Washington the most famous as Washington produced as many results as he did. His belief was firmly in the idea of "racial uplift" and using agriculture as a way to do that. Washington also was for reconciling with the South and forgetting past discrepancies against blacks when they were once slaves and even after emancipation facing Jim Crow and lynchings for those who did not abide the "seperate but equal" doctrines.
DuBois was a firm believer of the "Talented Tenth" of blacks and working toward making them the leaders and educators of the race.
As well as forging ahead to make the black race of great repute in America. His Later Years DuBois in his later years was to remain controversial and the social activist. He was to become an ardent supporter of Communism. He gave up the idea of eventual racial unity perhaps distrustful now of white capitalists and politicians.
He continued to challenge imperialism in AFrica. And as the chairman of the Peace Information Center he demanded the outlawing of atomic weapons. The US Department of Justice ordered him to register as a "foreign priniciple" and for refusing was immediately indicted under Foreign Agents Registration Act.William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, , in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
a city with a large black population, Du Bois witnessed racism firsthand. His experiences shaped his beliefs and ideas on race relations that would last for the rest of his life. The Life of a Leader," Du Bois' views on how African. The life of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, the civil rights leader, scholar and one of the five founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, came to an end only.
Nov 25, · William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (doo-BOYSS; February 23, – August 27, ) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois #2 - Earned the first doctorate awarded by Harvard to a person of color - Believed that sociologists should try to solve society's problems. W.E.B.
Du Bois, in full William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, In this view, he clashed with the most influential black leader of the period, Booker T. Washington, he remained sympathetic with Marxist ideas throughout the rest of his life. Upon leaving the NAACP, he returned to Atlanta University, where he devoted the next 10 years to.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, , in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. At a young age, Du Bois proved to be an exceptional scholar.
He became the first African American to graduate from his high school, and he graduated at the very top of his class. After high school, Du Bois attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.