10 Things You Didn’t Know About W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois was born on Feb. 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and was famous for starting the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The NAACP played a large part in advancing career and educational opportunities for black Americans, and fighting for equal rights for all. But Du Bois’ work went beyond U.S. borders. He led movements and conferences to advance equal rights for blacks not only in the U.S., but around the world. Du Bois wrote for The Atlantic Monthly and was the editor for the NAACP journal, The Crisis. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about W.E.B. Du Bois.