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W.E.B.DuBois grew up in Great Barrington, Mass. and kept fond ties to the town all his life. His family periodically took refuge there when white supremacist violence made Atlanta too dangerous, and his wife Nina and two children are buried there.…

Supporting women’s suffrage wasn’t an obvious political choice for African-American men in the 1910s. To convince readers of The Crisis to support the cause, W.E.B.DuBois had to first confront the racism of mainstream suffragists. Thread.


When W.E.B.DuBois left academia and moved to New York City to work for the @NAACP, the fledgling organization could barely pay him. Launching The Crisis magazine was a risk, but by 1912 it had a circulation of 27,000. Its first special issue was…
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