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Authors of the Month: September

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W.E.B. Du Bois

Dates

  • 1868-1963

Georgia Connections

  • Atlanta, Fulton County: Author, Essayist, Educator with ties to Atlanta University

Biography

Notes of Interest

Du Bois was professor of Economics at Atlanta University 1897-1910 and wrote several books during that time including his influential "The Souls of Black Folk" (1903). He was also Chairman of the Department of Sociology at Atlanta University 1934-1944 during which time he wrote his best-known history, "Black Reconstruction in America, 1860-1880" (1935).