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W E B Du Bois

 
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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) a US writer who helped to establish the NAACP. His books include The Souls of Black Folk (1903), and he was the editor of the NAACP magazine Crisis (1910-34). He was the first African American to receive a PhD degree from Harvard University and taught economics and history at Atlanta University (1897-1910 and 1932-44). In 1961 Du Bois became a Communist and moved to Ghana, where he died.