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The U.S. Department of Education misspelled W.E.B. Du Bois’ name on Twitter while trying to pay homage to the civil rights leader.

The Department of Education was trying its best to honor W.E.B DuBois for Black History Month. They fell short of the mark when the official Twitter site spelled his named wrong. Who’s in charge of the Department of Education’s Twitter account Betty Devos? The NAACP responded to the misspelled tweet on Sunday with another quote […]

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The NAACP annually awards the Spingarn Medal to individuals who have contributed greatly to the African-American community. On this day in 1920, scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois became the sixth recipient of the coveted award for his work with the Pan-African Congress. The Spingarn Medal was established in 1914 by then-Chairman J.E. Spingarn, and […]


W.E.B. Du Bois and collaborators put on an exhibition on the state of black American life for the 1900 Paris Exposition. According to reports, the exhibit consisted…

Celebrated African-American educator, author, speaker, and Republican presidential adviser Booker T. Washington (pictured) was known for his ability to communicate freely across the heavily divided racial lines…