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W.E.B. Du Bois

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[New Entry by Robert Gooding-Williams on September 13, 2017.] William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868 - 1963) believed that his life acquired its only deep significance through its participation in what he called "the Negro problem," or, later, "the race problem." Whether that is true or not, it is difficult to deny that anyone, at any time, has thought about the race problem in its many aspects more profoundly, extensively, and subtly than W.E.B. Du Bois. Du Bois was an activist and a journalist, a historian...

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