W.e.b. Du Bois

Winston-Salem Journal

Asmithaa Vinukonda: W.E.B. Du Bois: Influential leader of the civil rights movement

The 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest civil rights rallies in U.S. history, was also a time to recognize one of the country’s most important civil rights leaders. The death of W.E.B. Du Bois the day before was announced by Roy Wilkins, who asked the hundreds of thousands in attendance to honor him with a moment of silence.

New W. E. B. Du Bois statue proposed for Great

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. – Years after it was first proposed, efforts to build a statue of civil rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois outside of the Mason Library in downtown Great Barrington are once again picking up steam. Du Bois was born in Great Barrington in 1868. In...

Yolande Du Bois Irvin, the only grandchild of W.E.B. Du Bois, dies at age 89 in Fort Collins

Yolande Du Bois Irvin, the only grandchild of iconic civil rights leader, social activist and writer W.E.B. Du Bois, died Nov. 15 in Fort Collins at the age of 89. Du Bois moved to Fort Collins from New Orleans — where she taught psychology at Xavier University — after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana Gulf Coast in 2005. It was a coming home of sorts for Du Bois, who earned her master's degree and doctorate in psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Virtual Book Talk: The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois

Website: Honorée Fanonne Jeffers in conversation with Sarah Burnes. VIRTUAL TICKETS | Members and VESP holders free and Visitors $5. LOCATION | Zoom. The 2020 National Book Award–nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic—an intimate yet sweeping novel that chronicles the journey of one American family,...

On the Trail Blazed by W.E.B. Du Bois

This article is part of a regular series of conversations with the Review’s contributors; read past ones here and sign up for our email newsletter to get them delivered to your inbox each week. Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard. She is the author of...

W.E.B. Du Bois: First Flight Across the Ocean

It was but yesterday when flying was for birds and angels, yet today I flew the Atlantic. What was superman for Lindbergh, I did as a passing chore. It was not a large plane, nor impressive. We taxied a mile turning up the sound to mist. We rose above the jagged cream cliffs of Manhattan. Gaily we sailed over sprawling New England and the brown bits that were Boston. Then shooting above the clouds, for hours we rode on a carpet-like filmy cotton fleece. We dropped on a cold Newfoundland town and I drank apricot brandy. We climbed to twenty thousand feet and streaked on long low level flight. Night fell in the afternoon. The Aurora Borealis flared in the North, back of the Great Bear. On the right hung a half moon.

W.E.B. Du Bois: Groundbreaking Activist, Historian, and Author

TheStreet's month-long video series: Black History, Wall Street and Beyond remembers activist and American sociologist William Edward Burghard (W.E.B.) Du Bois. In 1908, Du Bois founded the National Association of Advancement for Colored People (NAACP). During his leadership, he was noted for taking grievances against African Americans before the United Nations.

Comparing Shirley Chisholm and W.E.B. Du Bois: Changing America

In this essay, we will analyze the politics of W.E.B. Du Bois, and how they influenced that of Shirley Chisholm. Du Bois was an American writer and sociologist who was indispensable to the civil rights movement, co-founding both the NAACP and the Niagara Movement. Chisholm, who first took office 5 years after Du Bois’s death, was the first black woman elected to Congress, as well as both the first black person and first woman to become the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate. The two were both incredibly influential to 20th century American politics.

Prism's Book Club: "The Comet" by W.E.B. Du Bois

Maybe this is just the book-lover, creative writing major in me, but literature really does bring us together. There’s just something about reading a book in a community and knowing you’ll get a chance to talk about it, and learn something as a group. Well, that’s why we decided to...

W.E.B. Du Bois: Unsung history of Black leadership in the Civil War era

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963), foremost Black scholar, socialist and civil rights activist, unearthed searing truths in his 1935 history, “Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880” – truths carefully hidden from our classrooms and history books for decades. For instance, the Civil War was not begun to “preserve the Union.” Southern plantation...