Heritage – W.E.B. Du Bois


  • William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868
  • Graduated from Great Barrington High School in 1884
  • Earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisk University in 1888
  • Earned his Master of Arts from Harvard University in 1891
  • Earned Doctorate in History from Harvard University in 1895
  • Assistant instructor in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania 1896-97
  • Professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University
  • Editor of The Crisis Magazine at the NAACP
  • Authored The Negro in Business in 1899
  • Authored Souls of Black Folk in 1903
  • Co-founded The Niagara Movement in 1905
  • Authored Voice of the Negro II in 1905
  • Co-founded the NAACP in 1909
  • Authored The Negro in 1915
  • Awarded Spingarn Medal in 1920
  • Authored The Gift of Black Folk in 1924
  • Authored Black Reconstruction in 1935
  • Awarded Lenin Peace Prize in 1959
  • Du Bois died at the age of 95 on August 27, 1963

3 responses

  1. mr palmer, we have spoken before and i love your site. its uNcanny how over the years you have posted similar things that i have looked at or even bought. your piece on loss struck a deep chord in me. im 52 yrs old and an only child and i loss my mom in 1988. and there is not a day that goes by that i dont think of her and miss her.she was a short, tough sweet lady born and raised in the south, moved to philly with my dad in the early 50’s and was a prime example of a person who left the south for a better life. my oldest son was 20when she passed and my youngest son never met her. but im always telling them about her. my oldest son was very sick in 2011and 2012 and i wished so many days that she had been there for that time. but my wish and hope is to one day see her again. my faith keeps me going on that. keep up the good work with your positive messages. you have a definite fan reggan draughon


    • Hey, thanks for sharing your story Mr. Draughon. I’m glad we have an open forum where we all can share our life experiences and learn from one another. It’s been great corresponding with gentlemen such as yourself over the course of the site’s lifespan.


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