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WEB Du Bois Civil Rights Pioneer Universal Humanitarian WEB Du Bois was one of the most influential civil rights leaders of American History Du Bois was one of the founding fathers of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People He fought for womens rights including their right to vote He was a founder of the world peace council and a diligent fighter against the cold war He has impacted virtually every civil rights fighter and helped to put an end to the belief in social Darwinism His scientific discoveries and predictions on the race issue are astounding In this essay I will give a brief biography talk about the times that he lived in and discuss the significance of his irreplaceable work William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23 1868 to Alfred and Mary Du Bois in Great Barrington Massachusetts a predominantly black community Du Bois finished high school early and went to Fisk University where he received his baccalaureate degree then continued with his studies at the University of Berlin and ultimately at Harvard where he received his doctoral degree and became the first African-American to do so Du Bois worked as a professor at Wilberforce University the University of Pennsylvania and Atlanta University While working at the University of Pennsylvania Du Bois researched for his work on the Philadelphia Negro 1899 In 1896 Du Bois married Nina Gomer writer and they went on to have two children one of which died at the age of three In 1905 Du Bois among other leading academic African-Americans of the time formed a group known as the Niagara Movement which dealt with the issues of civil rights This group evolved into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP in 1910 In 1900 Du Bois helped to organize the Annual Pan-African Congress and continued to help for numerous years after In 1911 Du Bois helped to
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