This is a photo of W.E.B. Dubois
This is a photo of W.E.B. Dubois



1. After the Civil war, there was still a lot of hate for Blacks, and there still is some today. After the civil war The Klu Klux Klan started. Black people were upset by this, and wanted something done about it.

Before civil rights movements, blacks were being segregated, and hated. They had to sit on the back of the bus, use different water fountains, use separate bathrooms, and the list goes on. Many riots and marches took place due to hatred towards the blacks.



This is a picture of a KKK march in Springfield, Ohio September 8, 1923.
This is a picture of a KKK march in Springfield, Ohio September 8, 1923.


This is an example of segregation with water fountains
This is an example of segregation with water fountains




A civil rights riot in 1968
A civil rights riot in 1968




This is a photo of MLK giving a speech
This is a photo of MLK giving a speech
















2. W.E.B. Dubois did everything possible to change the problems. He was named "The father of Pan-Africanism". He organized the "Negro Exhibition." It focused on African Americans' positive contributions to American society.

In 1905 he help found the Niagara movement. The Movement championed freedom of speech and criticism, the recognition of the highest and best human training as the monopoly of no caste or race, full male suffrage, a belief in the dignity of labor, and a united effort to realize such ideals under sound leadership.

In 1909, he founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He wrote columns published weekly in many different newspapers throughout the U.S. He encouraged black fiction, poetry, and drama. He also believed that blacks should challenge and question whites on all grounds.

In 1903, he wrote "The Souls of Black Folks". It was a work of the past of Sociology, and a cornerstone of African American literary history.
Dubois in Africa
Dubois in Africa
organization Dubois helped to found
organization Dubois helped to found
dubois doing work on
dubois doing work on







3. This is a photo of W.E.B Dubois in Africa. To celebrate his 40th anniversary of the publication of his book "The Souls of Black Folks". The book "Souls of Black Folks" served as the underpinning of access to many of his ideas. Most of his work is still remembered today. His teachings were an important influence on the 50's and 60's civil rights movement. He died on the eve of the historic march on washington in 1963.

He was very successful because of his teachings, and as a civil rights activist. He did everything possible to overcome the problems o the 20th century. He was the leader of the National association for the advancement of colored people, and was the founder and editor of the N.A.A.C.P.s journal "The Crisis."




A book by Dubois
A book by Dubois
DuBois in old age
DuBois in old age