W. E. B. Dubois Book Report

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W. E. B. Du Bois Lahoma V. Rines For years there has been talk about African American leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jessie Jackson and even Reverend Al Sharpton that are credited for fighting injustice for the African American people. But if the true be told W. E. B. Du Bois is the person that should really get the credit for starting the movement of equality for African Americans. Du bois was an African American man with a strong social position, who did statistics to examine racial discrimination against blacks, and his opposition to the thought that blacks where biologically inferior to whites is the reason why I choose to write about him. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts to Dutch-African and French parents. Du Bois was a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and he also received a bachelor’s, master, and a doctorate in sociology from Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. While teaching in the south at Atlanta University he saw how African American where unfair treated and this would move him to publish the book The Souls of black Folk. The book basically stated that the problem in the twentieth century was a problem with the color line. He stated the real cause of the Civil War was about Negro slavery but Congress,…show more content…
Washington while he giving a speech. Du Bois was upset about the arrest of his colleague and he rallied together some other official to protest. The meeting was supposed to take place at Niagara Falls but they where not permitted to met on the United States side of the falls (Williams 2004). Du Bois and twenty-nine other men met on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on January 1906 which was called the Niagara Movement. The group would later call themselves the National Association for Advancement of Colored People which in today’s time is called the
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