ERIC Number: ED339663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
W. E. B. Du Bois: Crusader for Peace. With a Message from Benjamin L. Hooks. Picture-Book Biography Series.
Cryan-Hicks, Kathryn T.
A biogaphy of W. E. B. Du Bois is presented in this book for young children. Du Bois is widely regarded as the foremost black intellectual from the United States. A great scholar, he was the first black American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Of his written work he is probably best known for his essays, "The Souls of Black Folk." Du Bois was a strong advocate of black Americans. He was a founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Du Bois also was very concerned with the situation of blacks from other parts of the world. He helped to initiate a movement, called Pan Africanism, to unite people of African descent and to gain independence for African colonies. Du Bois also was well known as a champion for world peace. Accompanying the text of this biography are numerous illustrations. (DB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Black Achievement, Black History, Black Leadership, Childrens Literature, Civil Rights, Elementary Education, Peace, Racial Relations, United States History
Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 134 Middle Street, Lowell, MA 01852 ($7.95 paperback).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A