W.E.B Du Bois
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This paper provides a brief biography of W.E.B Du Bois, highlighting his life and his particular achievements, and then further analyzes these achievements as they related to the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Lastly, this paper concludes with a discussion regarding the arguments that Du Bois made, and their relevance in a contemporary context, and what our society can learn from and contribute to these notions.
From the Paper:"W.E.B Du Bois was many things. He succeeded in education, poetry, academia, and politics. Born free in Massachusetts, Du Bois lived an early life that was riddled with strife. Never having contact with his biological father, Du Bois was left to carry on with only his mother. Then, after she suffered a stroke, he was forced to move frequently around the country, and maintain various odd jobs to help support himself and his mother. While they suffered economically, Du Bois thrived academically. Recognized at an early age for being extremely capable in the field of academics, he was persuaded by many to continue his studies through the university level. Ultimately, while still suffering injustices, Du Bois managed to graduate from Fisk University with his Bachelors degree, and from Harvard University with his PhD. After his achievements in his own academic life, he went on to establish the sociology department at the now Clark Atlanta University. With these academic achievements, came future successes in his life in general."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Du Bois, W.E.B. The Autobiography of W.E.B Du Bois. International Publishers Company, 1968.
- Du Bois, W.E.B. "Black Reconstruction in America: An Essay Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860-1880." Racism: Essential Readings. Sage Publications, 2001.
- Levering Lewis, David. W.E.B Du Bois The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963. Macmillan, Inc....., 1994.
- Reed Jr., Adolph L. W.E.B Du Bois and American Political Thought: Fabianism and the Color Line. Oxford University Press, 1997.
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