Black History Month – Atheist Profiles – W.E.B. Du Bois

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“The kind of sermon which is preached in most colored churches is not today attractive to even fairly intelligent men.”

W.E.B. Du Bois

Born: Februrary 23, 1868 in Western Massachusetts

Vocation: Sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, pan-Africanist, author, editor – professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University

Education – Harvard Alumni, the first African American to earn a doctorate

W.E.B. Du Bois was an influential member of the early civil rights movement. Where Booker T. Washington proposed a compromise that would force Southern blacks back into slavery and white rule, it would allow them access to education, Du Bois believed in nothing less than full equality and rights. This is a concept that makes him a pinnacle figure for civil rights. As human beings, no one should accept anything less than full equality, in any circumstance.

Though not an atheist of the vocal nature of today’s variety, he…

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