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2/9/12 11:10 AM WEB DuBois  (1868-1963) Leading AA sociologist, and probably the greatest US sociologist to date Today the American Sociological Association has named its top annual award  the WEB Du Bois Lifetime Achievement Award Also a historian and a political scientist During his lifetime, while famous, he was marginalized within the academic sys- tem, initially due to racism, and even more so after he became a Marxist in  1930s Born to relatively privileged family Got PHD from Harvard in 1895 with dissertation on modern slave trade Studied in Germany o  came to know Max Weber who valued his work very highly o more than Du Bois’s white US academic colleagues Notes Other intellectual influences included Hegel as well as American idealist and  pragmatist thinkers, some of them also linked to symbolic interactionist soci- ology, especially William James, one of his Harvard professors in 1890s Later on in 1930s, Karl Marx o Not at the time of today’s reading The Philadelphia Negro = first empirical study of Black urban life Souls of Black Folk Souls of Black Folk 1903 was a call for Back freedom and equality , including the  voting rights  that were not then being enforced in the South o Written while he was teaching at Atlanta University Product of Du Bois’s first sustained encounter with life in the south Appalled at brutalities against Blacks      in the period o Including lynching in which body parts of murdered Blacks were put on  display in an Atlanta butcher shop 1909 Du Bois helped find NAACP o considered fairly militant org
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Issues Capitalize Black? Negro?
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