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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.

  On this day in 1910, The Crisis, the official magazine of the NAACP and was founded by W.E.B. Du Bois. The publication served as a gathering space for budding writers and reporters while cataloging the development of the early civil rights movement, continuing much of that mission today. Du Bois founded the publication, originally […]

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 […]

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and songwriter Harry Belafonte are among those honored at Harvard University for their contributions to African-American culture. Winfrey also accepted a posthumous award at Tuesday’s ceremony for poet Maya Angelou who died this year. The university’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research presented its annual W.E.B. Du […]