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W.E.B. Du Bois at Paris Exposition, 1900
W.E.B. Du Bois at Paris Exposition, 1900

Pioneering sociologist, historian, novelist, playwright, and cultural critic, W. E. B. Du Bois committed his life to a relentless opposition to racial and social injustice. Without ever seeking a mass following, he was a peerless organizer who helped to found both the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, and who fostered several Pan African Congresses. For years, he was editor of The Crisis and other progressive journals, and was an international spokesperson for peace and the rights of oppressed minorities.

A son of Massachusetts, Du Bois articulated the strivings of African Americans and demonstrated the significance of Black culture before a world audience.

The following list includes links to resources in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives at UMass Amherst relating to W.E.B. Du Bois, his life, and legacy.

6 Responses to “W.E.B. Du Bois”

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    Morris Jones Says:

    the information is more and an enhancement too me and my studies. thank You and have a blessed day.

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    Mrs kaysha Says:

    i say that this man rocks the world he was a great leader and forf all them white peopl who think black histoty aint important this man is the reason that we survived and became something

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    john fouche Says:

    this is a good history devoted website

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    keamber thompson Says:

    this is a great website

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    raven Says:

    he was a great guy i guess and he fought for us

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    Philippe Latortue Says:

    Mr. W. E. B. Du Bois learned so much from Haiti, and contributed so much to Haiti during his many many trips to the 1st independent Black State and ONLY successful Slave Revolution in Human History. Haiti fought against American, French, British, and Spanish slavers from 1701 to 1803, then declared its Independence on January 1 1804.

    Du Bois’s contemporaries really enjoyed private & public exchanges with this most intelligent Black American. Elie Du Bois, his relative was and still is revered in Haiti also. His memory also lives on at the Elie Du Bois school.

    Major Haitians, including Jean Price-Mars and his “Negritude”, interacted with Mr Du Bois on a level then unavailable in the World, and he thourougly enjoyed it.

    How come this site does not mention the magic word Haiti?

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