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Good News in History, February 23

On this day 150 years ago, the African-American scholar, activist, and writer, W.E.B. Du Bois was born. A key early advocate for civil rights in...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, February 23

On this day 150 years ago, the African-American scholar, activist, and writer, W.E.B. Du Bois was born. A key early advocate for civil rights in the African American community, Du Bois broke ground as the first black graduate of Harvard University’s PhD program. He rose from humble beginnings in a rural town to an extraordinary place of prominence on the national stage. A year after his death in 1963, the US Civil Rights Act, which embodied many of the reforms for which Du Bois had campaigned his entire life, was enacted. WATCH a mini bio... (1868)