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W E B Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was a leading scholar, writer, and political activist. For twenty-three years he was the editor of The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races. Apart from hundreds of essays and diverse short works, he published more than twenty book length texts during his lifetime, among the most well-known of which are The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study, and The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches.