William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois (1868–1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. He grew up in a tolerant and integrated community. After completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Du Bois rose to national prominence as the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists who wanted equal rights for blacks. He spoke at World Congress of the Partisans of Peace in Paris.
Du Bois took a trip around the world. He was a meticulous planner, and frequently mapped out his schedules and goals on large pieces of graph paper. He dressed formally, carried a walking stick, and walked with an air of confidence and dignity. and always maintained a well-groomed mustache and goatee. He was a good singer and enjoyed playing tennis. He abandoned organized religion.
Married with children
Teacher, Black activist