W. E. B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868-1963) was a prominent U.S. civil rights leader and scholar who co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909. He was among a group of Black intellectuals who opposed the educational goals of Booker T. Washington and the Tuskegee Normal School, considering them unambitious and detrimental to the advancement of civil rights.

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