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W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963) used his gifts as a social scientist and writer to fight for equal rights for black Americans throughout his life. In 1904, for part of Census Bulletin #8, Du Bois wrote an analysis of black farmers in the southern United States. Du Bois' analysis used statistics to counter the racist narrative of the day and showed how black farmers used their land and agricultural skills to make a better life for themselves and their families. Access Du Bois' report here.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: February 03, 2021