Black History Fact Of The Day

“Graduating from Fisk University in Nashville in 1888, he took a second bachelor’s degree at Harvard in 1890 and an MA in history there in 1892, then went to Europe for two years’ study at Friedrich-Wilhelm University in Ohio and the next year became the first black to be awarded as Ph.D. at Harvard. In 1896, when hi Harvard doctoral dissertation on the suppression of the African slave trade was published to critical acclaim, DuBois was at the University of Pennsylvania leading a comprehensive sociological study of Philadelphia’s Negro population population, the first such analysis ever made of an American black community.”-From, “At The Hands of Persons Unknown” By: Philip Dray

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Quote Of The Day

“In the first place I was very much annoyed because nothing was ever said about Negroes in the textbooks, while, on the other hand, I, as a Negro in this school, seemed to be looked upon as unusual by everybody. Now, if I was unusual in this school, and a sort of curiosity, then the Negroes must be so in the world. And if I could easily keep up with and beat these students in high school, why didn’t the Negroes do it in the world?” -W.E.B. DuBois

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