On this day in 1868, the elite W.E.B. DuBois was born in Barrington, Mass. He was consumed by the injustice the world heaped upon Black America and was certain that he would make the difference they needed through simply sharing the beacon of education by example. He was a true renaissance man and was called “The Father of Pan-Africanism.” His commitment to the rights of black people was unparalleled and he lived his life in the hopes that we would follow his lead.
He was the first AfricanAmerican to graduate from Harvard university and also the first to earn a Ph.D. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc., and his accomplishments are astronomical. Read all about him here.