(1868-1963) An American civil rights activist, leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, educator, historian, writer, editor, poet, and scholar. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard University and became a professor at Atlanta University in 1897. DuBois was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909 and the leader of the Niagara Movement (1905), a group of African American activists fighting for equality. One of his most famous and influential books, The Souls of Black Folk, was published in 1903. He later became the editor of the NAACP’s monthly magazine The Crisis. DuBois had a long and successful career fighting for equality and peace.
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