Born: 2/23/1868 Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Died: 8/27/1963 Accra, Ghana
William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community.
Business / Schooling:
- Fisk University<br/>Harvard University<br/>University of Berlin
Awards / Achievements:
- The NAACP awarded the Spingarn Medal to Du Bois in 1920.<br/>Du Bois was awarded the International Lenin Peace Prize by the USSR in 1959.<br/>The site of the house where Du Bois grew up in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.<br/>In 1992 the United States Postal Service honored Du Bois with his portrait on a postage stamp. A second stamp of face value 32¢ was issued on February 3, 1998 as part of the Celebrate the Century stamp sheet series.