To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships

W. E. B. Du Bois in The Souls of Black Folk

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois ( dew-BOYSS; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After completing graduate work at the Friedrich Wilhelm University...

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