W. E. B. Du Bois

1868 - 1963

W. E. B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ( dew-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community, and 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of W. E. B. Du Bois has received more than 5,587,449 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 179th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 179 out of 426Before him are Isaeus, Andrés Bonifacio, Unity Mitford, Kang Pan-sok, Mickey Cohen, and Joe Hill. After him are Rigoberta Menchú, Mentor of Rhodes, Hilda Gadea, Christoph Probst, Hanns Martin Schleyer, and Max Mosley.

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Among people born in 1868, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 62Before him are Édouard Vuillard, Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr., S. P. L. Sørensen, Noe Zhordania, Louis Couturat, and Ernst Linder. After him are Ahmed Shawqi, Robert W. Wood, Henry Bergman, James Connolly, Jane Avril, and Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria. Among people deceased in 1963, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 49Before him are Sylvanus Olympio, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Remedios Varo, Jacob Gade, and Sivananda Saraswati. After him are Jacobus Oud, Robert Stroud, Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel, Elmore James, Ferenc Fricsay, and Seth Barnes Nicholson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 1,942 out of 12,171Before him are Sterling Hayden (1916), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Katy Perry (1984), John Philip Sousa (1854), Angela Bassett (1958), and Mickey Cohen (1913). After him are George Strait (1952), Alan Menken (1949), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Annie Leibovitz (1949), Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), and Peter Diamond (1940).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In United States

Among social activists born in United States, W. E. B. Du Bois ranks 21Before him are Jody Williams (1950), John Brown (1800), Frederick Douglass (1818), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Coretta Scott King (1927), and Mickey Cohen (1913). After him are Gloria Steinem (1934), David Lane (1938), Terri Schiavo case (1963), Russell Means (1939), Nat Turner (1800), and Jesse Jackson (1941).

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