African American Hero of the Day

African American Almanac
ISBN: 9781578593231

Who was a noted scholar, sociologist, editor, and critic who had a Ph.D. from Harvard University, was a cofounder of the NAACP, and is today still considered a monumental figure in African American history?

  • Born in 1868, he taught Latin, Greek, economics, and history after he finished his university studies.
  • He edited Crisis, the magazine of the NAACP from 1909 to 1934.
  • One of his most notable accomplishments was editing the Encyclopedia Africana in the 1960s.
  • He was a supporter of women's suffrage and one of the first African Americans to recognize the problem of gender issues within the black community.

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