W.E.B. Du Bois

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois Full Name: W.E.B. Du Bois

Profession: Civil Rights Activist
Why Famous: Rose to national prominence as the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists who wanted equal rights for blacks.

He protested strongly against lynching, Jim Crow laws and discrimination in education and employment.

Born: February 23, 1868
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA

Died: August 27, 1963 (aged 95)

Married Life

  • 1951-02-27 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Historical Events in the Life of W.E.B. Du Bois

  • 1910-11-01 First issue of "Crisis" published by editor W.E.B. Du Bois
  • 1919-02-19 Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)
  • 1934-06-26 W.E.B. Du Bois resigns position at NAACP
  • 1943-06-22 W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters

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