The W.E.B. DuBois Quiz
During the fight for racial equality in America, many notable individuals rose to carry the banner of civil liberties. After slavery’s end, Black Americans were in a quite a peculiar place. The Reconstruction Era saw the federal government try to grant inalienable rights to men of all ethnicities.
However, the state governments of former Confederate powers were free to begin passing their own individual legislation to strip away those rights again. This was the world where W. E. B. DuBois grew up. Even though he lived in the North, his family still had to work hard for everything in their lives. What’s more, discrimination was not an exclusively southern tenet at this time.
The DuBois Family (like most other Black families) had to contend with a society filled with people that saw them as less than human. W.E.B. DuBois observed this reality, and he refused to be defined by it. His brilliant mind and his uncompromising work ethic allowed him to chart a course which few of his ancestors would have had access to in America’s past.
When he achieved these goals, he refused to simply allow the status quo to continue. After witnessing firsthand the ways in which the America he knew closed doors for Black people, he tried to bring wider attention to those issues. Some of his ideas may have been considered radical in his day, but he was an educated and frustrated man who explored options to try and achieve true equality for his people.
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Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.