On this day in (black) history we celebrate a giant. On this day, circa 1868, Dr. William Edward Burghardt DuBois, a Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author (and editor), educator and civil rights advocate, is born in Great Barrington, Mass.
“In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible solution to the problem of twentieth-century racism— scholarship, propaganda, integration, national self-determination, human rights, cultural and economic separatism, politics, international communism, expatriation, third world solidarity.”
W.E.B. Du Bois will always be remembered as “The Father of Pan-Africanism”.
tune in tomorrow for the lesson of the day