Tomorrow (Feb. 23) marks the 150th anniversary of WEB DuBois’s birth.
DuBois was a prominent sociologist and the co-founder of the NAACP.
Here are a few books and audio resources that serve as an excellent intro to his life and work:
(As told to Moses Asch)
This is the extraordinary life of W.E.B. DuBois in his own words, and recorded in his own voice. The autobiographical account begins at age seventeen as DuBois left Massachusetts to attend Fisk University in 1885, and ends in the 1940s as DuBois describes his struggles with the NAACP. Each experience that DuBois shares is marked by his perception of the racial environment that encompassed it and he portrays how his identity and reactions were affected.