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Friday, January 25, 2013

W.E.B. Du Bois Conference Feb. 20-23 in Atlanta

Du Bois in 1918
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will convene national and international scholars for a four-day homage and birthday celebration of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois on February 20 - 23, 2013. The CAU campus is located at 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W. in Atlanta.

Interested persons are invited to engage in an interdisciplinary and international introspection of the life, scholarship, and activism of one of the most influential intellectuals of the 20th century.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Du Bois. Sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, author and editor, Du Bois wrote his most influential works in the 23 years he spent as a professor at Atlanta University.
Over 150 panelists from 50 institutions will speak in 30 panel sessions. Highlights of the conference will include appearances by descendants of Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Madam C.J. Walker, and Dr. Charles Drew and reading of poetry and prose written by Du Bois performed by Sonia Sanchez and Amiri Baraka.  

The Du Bois Legacy Project was initiated and organized by Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans, chair of the Department of African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies and History (AWH).
To register, go to:

Photo credit: Cornelius Marion (C.M.) Battey (1873–1927) Library of Congress digital ID cph.3a53178

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