W. E. B. Du Bois

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Noun1.W. E. B. Du Bois - United States civil rights leader and political activist who campaigned for equality for Black Americans (1868-1963)
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The decision to study Sociology brought Wright to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he was chosen to follow up W. E. B. DuBois's([1899] 1996) study entitled the Philadelphia Negro (Wright, 1965, [1912] 1969; Fleming & Burckel, 1950).
According to W. E. B. DuBois ([1899] 1996), "Philadelphia was the natural gateway between the North and the South."
Kealing (1903) and W. E. B. DuBois ([1899] 1996) gave intellectual credence to some of the stereotypes that defined the race and the "problem." While both Kealing's and DuBois' intentions were geared toward understanding and solving the "Negro Problem," their use of common assumptions may have reinforced the stereotypes and posed a threat to the psychological well being of the Southern migrants.