W. E. B. Du Bois
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"William Edward Burghardt" ""W. E. B."" "Du Bois" was an American Sociology/sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanism/Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After graduating from Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.

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