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WEB Du Bois Few men have influenced the lives of African-Americans as much as William Edward Burghardt WEB Du Bois is considered more of a history-maker than a historianAptheker The Historian Dr Du Bois conducted the initial research on the black experience in the United States Civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr have referred to Du Bois as a father of the Civil Rights Movement Du Bois conducted the initial research on the black experience in the United States and paved the way for the Pan-African and Black Power movements This paper will describe his life work influence in the black community and much publicized civil dispute with another black leader Booker T Washington Du Bois was born in the western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington His family roots were French Huguenot on his fathers side and Dutch and African on his mothers side His father Alfred Du Bois left his family when WEB was a young boy WEB lived with his mother Sylvina until her death in 1884 This same year Du Bois graduated from high school as the valedictorian and only black in his graduating class of twelve He was awarded a scholarship to attend Fisk University in Nashville Tennessee He had grown up with more privileges and advantages than most blacks living in the US at the time and suffered no severe economic hardship or racism Du Bois continued his education at Fisk University He received his bachelors degree in 1885 and won a scholarship to attend Harvard University He received his second bachelors degree in 1890 and then enrolled in Harvards graduate school He earned his masters degree and then doctoral degree in 1895 He became the first black to receive a doctoral degree from Harvard His doctoral dissertation The Suppression of the African Slave Trade was published in 1896 as the initial volume in the Harvard Historical Studies Series The same year the dissertation
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