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The Souls of Black Folk (AmazonClassics Edition) by [W. E. B. Du Bois]
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William Edward Burghardt (W. E. B.) Du Bois (1868–1963) was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A scholar, activist, and author, Du Bois was not only the first African American to earn a PhD from Harvard University but was also the most celebrated advocate of African American rights in the early twentieth century. He cofounded the NAACP in 1909, and founded the organization’s magazine, The Crisis, which is now the oldest Black publication in the world.

In addition to his work as a professor of history, sociology, and economics at Atlanta University, Du Bois worked his entire life to promote civil rights, Pan-Africanism, women’s rights, and nuclear disarmament. A prolific writer, Du Bois penned many works, including Black Reconstruction in America, The Philadelphia Negro, and the seminal sociological work, The Souls of Black Folk.

Du Bois died in Accra, Ghana, at the age of ninety-five—just a day before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington.

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W. E. B. Du Bois was born on February 23rd, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Throughout his lifetime, he wore the hats of an author, writer, editor, civil rights activist, historian, and sociologist. He was the first African-America to earn a doctoral degree at Harvard University and was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He died in Africa on August 27th, 1963, a day before the famous March on Washington.  --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B071FQQHFB
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ AmazonClassics (June 27, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 27, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1210 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 250 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ B09GJSBCYV
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community.

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