William Edward Burghardt DuBois (1868 - 1963). Born : 23 February 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Died: 27 August 1963 While in high school Du Bois showed a keen concern for the development of his race. At age fifteen he became the local correspondent for the New York Globe.
The August 1897 issue of the Atlantic Monthly introduced Du Bois to a national audience when it published his article "The Striving of the Negro People. In his article, Du Bois argued that, given the opportunity to cultivate and educate themselves, American blacks would demonstrate that they have their own distinctive and worthy contributions to make to American life and culture.
Memphis, Tennessee. October 1939. Marion Post Wolcott, photographer. Secondhand clothing stores and pawn shop on Beale street. (Sign: "Hotel Clark, The Best Service for Colored Only.")
more than ever,-the training of deft (skillful) hands, quick eyes, and ears, and the broader, deeper, higher culture of gifted minds. Negros should have access to all levels of education including the highest.
The Philadelphia Negro (1896)The Suppression of the African Slave Trade (Harvard Ph.D. thesis, 1896)Atlanta University's Studies of the Negro Problem (1897–1910)Souls of Black Folks (1903)John Brown (1909)Quest of the Silver Fleece ( 1911)The Negro (1915)Darkwater (1920)The Gift of Black Folk (1924)Dark Princess (1924)Black Reconstruction (1935)Black Folk, Then and Now (1939)Dusk of Dawn (1940)Color and Democracy (1945)The Encyclopedia of the Negro (1931–1946)The World and Africa (1946)The Black Flame (a trilogy)______I. Ordeal of mansart (1957)_____II. Mansart Builds a School (1959)____III. Worlds of Color (1961) The Autobiography of W.E.B. DuBois (1968)The Education of Black People: Ten Critiques, 1906–1960