W(illiam) E(dward) B(urghardt) (1868-1963)
US educator and social critic. Du Bois was one of the early leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the editor of its journal Crisis 1909–32. As a staunch advocate of black American rights, he came into conflict with Booker T Washington, opposing the latter’s policy of compromise on the issue of slavery.
Du Bois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He earned a PhD from Harvard 1895 and was appointed to the faculty of Atlanta University. In 1962 he established his home in Accra, Ghana.
1. Village in Illinois (USA); zip code 62831.
2. Village in Nebraska (USA); zip code 68345.