W. E. B. Dubois Legacy

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Racism and socially unfair treatment to African Americans were very prominent during the nineteenth and twentieth century. African Americans were treated inferiorly compared to whites; who were treated superiorly. African Americans were not treated as citizens; therefore, respect, employments, and education were almost impossible to come across during this time. Had it not had been for the roles of black leadership in the black community, more than likely, this would have remained an issue for much longer than it did. One of the black men to take responsibility for the rest of his fellow people and participate in black leadership was William Edward Burghardt, "W. E. B." Du Bois. W. E. B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington,
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