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The Negro Problem (an African American Heritage Book) (2008 edition), Wilder Publications - ISBN: 9781604591941
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W. E. B. Du Bois
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Born: February 23, 1868

Died: August 27, 1963 (aged 95)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer

Bio: William Edward Burghardt W. E. B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in western Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a tolerant community and experienced little racism as a child.

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