Today in Black History: August 27, 1963 “The Death of W.E.B. Du Bois”

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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