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Black Lives, Black History: W.E.B. DuBois

Guide to research and resources for African American History.

W.E.B. DuBois

William Edward Burghardt "W.E.B." DuBois (1868-1963), is one of the most renowned advocates of race equality and education of African Americans in the early 20th century. He was Harvard-educated, a sociologist, journalist and teacher. Du Bois was a prolific author and activist. One of his best known works is The Souls of Black Folk, a series of essays on social, political, and economic equality among the races. He was a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


Project Gutenberg eBooks

Several books and essays written by W.E.B. Du Bois are available through Project Gutenberg. Among the available titles are:

Darkwater: Voices from with the Veil

The Negro

The Negro Problem

The Upward Path: A Reader for Colored Children

The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America

The Conservation of Races

The Quest of the Silver Fleece

The Negro in the South