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W.E.B. Dubois

  • Birth

    W.E.B. Dubois was born in Great Barrington, Massuchusetts on February 23, 1868.
  • Graduates from High School

    Graduates from Great Barrington High School as class valedictorian.
  • W.E.B. Dubois earns a degree

    W.E.B. Dubois earns a degree at the Fisk university, which is located in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Dubois earns first PH.D

    Dubois becomes the first african american who earns a PH.D at Harvard university
  • First Marriage

    Marries Nina Gomer. Supreme Court rules in Plessy v Ferguson that "Separate but equal" facilities for African-Americans do not violate that 14th Amendment guarantees equal protection of the law.
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    Editor At University

    Editor of Atlanta University Publications on the Study of Negro Problems.
  • Publishes book

    "The Philadelphia Negro"
  • Publishes book

    Publishes book
    "The souls of Black folk"
  • Organizes Movement

    Organizes the "Niagara Movement", demands social and political rights for African-Americans
  • Publishes book

    John Brown.

    Co-founder of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Made director of publicity and research.
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    NAACP Magazine

    Publishes NAACP monthly magazine, The Crisis.
  • Publishes book

    The Quest of the Silver Fleece.
  • Publishes Book

    The Negro
  • First Autobiography

    Publishes "Darkwater: Voices From Within the Veil".
  • Publishes Book

    Publishes "The Gift of Black Folk: Negroes in the Making of America".
  • Publishes Book

    Publishes "Dark Princess: A Romance".
  • Publishes Book

    Publishes "Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace".
  • Leaves to Ghana

    Applies for membership in the Communist Party of the United States.
  • Dies

    Dies from health problems at the age of ninety-five, one day before Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.