W.E.B. DuBois is Born Timelines: The Catto Years

W.E.B. DuBois is born. After completion of his doctorate at Harvard in 1896, he came to Philadelphia and did the landmark study, The Philadelphia Negro, where he paid homage to O.V. Catto. He also exposed the deep poverty within the black community. DuBois’ Pan African philosophy was inspired by Alexander Crummell, whom DuBois paid tribute to in Chapter 12 of Souls of Black Folks. Among DuBois’ significant work was serving as editor of The Crisis magazine by the NAACP.