Du Bois was born in February 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where very few black families lived and as a child, Du Bois was not exposed to many of the racial prejudices up in the northern part of the United States. It was in 1885 where Du Bois received a scholarship to Fisk University and traveled down south to Nashville, Tennessee. It was here where Du Bois witnessed “the real seat of slavery” where he spent two summers in the eastern part of Tennessee countryside where he taught the poorest of the black in a schoolhouse where he described as a ‘log hut” with either door or furniture. This was an eye opener for Du Bois of the inequality that the African American people were suffering through racism and prejudice from the whites. Du Bois was the man who looking for solution, seeking justices and equality for the African American. Du Bois made great achievement in his time, he was the first African American received a PH.D degree from Harvard, wrote several books and he a leader of the civil rights movement in the United States. He helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). All the hard work that Du Bois accomplished did not die in vain; he left a legacy where others will follow and continue on his dream for a better world for the African American.
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