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Civil rights leader and author, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on February 23, 1868. He earned a B.A. from both Harvard and Fisk universities, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard, and studied at the University of Berlin. He taught briefly at Wilberforce University before he came professor of history and economics at Atlanta University in Ohio (1896-1910). There, he wrote The Souls of Black Folk (1903), in which he pointed out that it was up to whites and blacks jointly to solve the problems created by the denial of civil rights to blacks. In 1905, Du Bois became a major figure in the Niagara Movement, a crusading effort to end discrimination. The organization collapsed, but it prepared the way for the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in which Du Bois played a major role. In 1910, he became editor of the NAACP magazine, a position he held for more than 20 years. Du Bois returned to Atlanta University in 1932 and tried to implement a plan to make the Negro Land Grant Colleges centers of black power. Atlanta approved of his idea, but later retracted its support. When Du Bois tried to return to NAACP, it rejected him too. Active in several Pan-African Congresses, Du Bois came to know Fwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, and Jono Kenyatta the president of Kenya. In 1961, the same year Du Bois joined the Communist party, Nkrumah invited him to Ghana as a director of an Encyclopedia Africana project. He died there on August 27, 1963, after becoming a citizen of that country. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Souls of Black Folk 4,476 copies, 61 reviews
Three Negro Classics 390 copies, 2 reviews
John Brown 239 copies, 2 reviews
The World and Africa 126 copies, 2 reviews
W. E. B. Du Bois: A Reader 122 copies, 1 review
The Negro 98 copies
The Quest of the Silver Fleece 94 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Princess 68 copies
Darkwater 15 copies
The Wisdom of W. E. B. Du Bois 14 copies, 5 reviews
The Comet 10 copies
The Seventh Son (v. 2) (Author) 3 copies
Memorabilia 1 copy, 1 review
The Best American Essays of the Century (Contributor) 697 copies, 4 reviews
Cane [Norton Critical Edition] (Contributor) 449 copies, 6 reviews
The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (Contributor) 367 copies, 4 reviews
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader (Contributor) 366 copies, 2 reviews
The Big Book of Science Fiction (Contributor) 317 copies, 6 reviews
The Essential Feminist Reader (Contributor) 262 copies, 3 reviews
Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (Contributor) 182 copies, 3 reviews
Freedom Road (Foreword, some editions) 174 copies, 3 reviews
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (Contributor) 138 copies, 1 review
The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Contributor) 119 copies, 3 reviews
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance (Contributor) 87 copies
The Black Power Revolt (Contributor) 59 copies
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (Contributor) 54 copies, 1 review
American Negro Short Stories (Contributor) 53 copies
American Christmas Stories (Contributor) 39 copies
The Signet Book of American Essays (Contributor) 32 copies
Graphic Classics: African-American Classics (Contributor) 28 copies, 1 review
Black Sci-Fi Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (Contributor) 26 copies, 2 reviews
A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories (Contributor) 20 copies, 1 review
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day (Contributor) 13 copies, 1 review
Africa: A Foreign Affairs Reader (Contributor) 7 copies
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