On this day in 1868, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois - scholar, writer, editor, and civil rights pioneer - was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
"Education must not simply teach work - it must teach life."
Read short AWTT biography of Du Bois
More in-depth biography from the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research
Audio of Du Bois speaking at Mt. Zion Congregational Church.