The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) evolved from the Niagara Movement, which was a group of men and, eventually, women who came together to strategize the way forward toward equality for Black Americans. Had the development of the NAACP been Du Bois’s only accomplishment, his name surely would have gone down in history, but the prolific nature of his scholarship, creativity, and political activism continues to be an inspiration for people who seek to follow in his footsteps. His works Black Reconstruction and The Souls of Black are historical works that set the foundation for the study of the lives and history of Black people. 

Du Bois speaks of Atlanta University and its history as the first institution in the United States to offer courses in Black history.


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