W. E. B. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, sociologist and author famed for being the leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists that fought for equal rights for blacks. He was also a huge advocate for Pan-Africanism and strongly campaigned for the independence of African colonies from European governments. As a writer, his notable works included The Souls of Black Folk and Black Reconstruction in America. He co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909 and founded the association's official magazine, The Crisis in 1910.
He won the Spingarn Medal and the Lenin Peace Prize in 1920 and 1959 respectively. He was the first African-American to earn a doctorate at Harvard.
His first marriage was to Nina Gomer, with whom he had two children. His second marriage was to Shirley Graham.
A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.W. E. B. Du Bois
An American, a Negro... two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.W. E. B. Du Bois
But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.W. E. B. Du Bois
Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.W. E. B. Du Bois
One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.W. E. B. Du Bois
The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?W. E. B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois
was a famous American sociologist, historian, and activist,
who was born on
February 23, 1868. As a person born on this date, W. E. B. Du Bois is listed in our database as the 4th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 23) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1868).
People born on February 23
fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish.
W. E. B. Du Bois is the 103rd most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to W. E. B. Du Bois' birthday, W. E. B. Du Bois is the 820th most famous American.
In general, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks as the 1407th
most popular famous person, and the 7th most popular activist / civil rights leader of all time.
“The Famous Birthdays” catalogs over 25,000 famous people, everyone from actors to singers to scientists to serial killers and more. If you're curious to see who was born on your birthday, you can use our database to find out who, what, where, when and why. You can search by birthday, birthplace, claim to fame or any other information by typing in the search box, or simply browse our site by selecting the month, the day, the horoscope, or any other clickable option.
Learn about famous persons' keys to fame, discover interesting trivia and find out where they rank on several types of charts. Use it as fun information for a birthday party or a game at another type of celebration. Start a scrapbook of everyone born on your birthday or give a gift of a scrapbook of everyone born on a loved one's birthday. Take a look at the currently trending celebrities, the most popular birthdays for a specific day or jump to a random or recently added celebrity's page if you're not looking for anything specific.