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Du Bois graduated from Fisk University, a historically Black institution in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1888. In 1895, DuBois became the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard with his dissertation, "The Suppression of the African Slave Trade in the United States of America: 1638-1871."


 In 1909, Du Bois co-founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and served as editor of its monthly magazine, The Crisis.

Du Bois and Albert Einstein were pen pals.

Du Bois was 95 when he died in Accra, Ghana, on August 27, 1963.



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