W. E. B. Du Bois

(William Edward Burghardt Du Bois)
writer, teacher
Born: 2/23/1868

African-American author and teacher who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). A recipient of the World Peace Council Prize (1952) and the Soviet Lenin Peace Prize (1959), Du Bois became a member of the Communist party in 1961 and a citizen of Ghana, where he served as director of the Encyclopedia Africana. See also Encyclopedia: W.E.B. Du Bois.

Died: 8/27/1963