W.E.B. Du Bois died on August 27, 1963 in Ghana. He was 95 years old at the time of his death. Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, editor, and co- founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He was the first African American to earn a doctorate degree. Du Bois was the leader of the Niagara movement, supported the Atlanta Compromise, and helped organize the Pan- African Congresses.
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