W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963) was an American civil rights activist, author, and editor. After graduating from Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology, and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois, one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.  Why is there so little discussion about this person?


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When information is uncovered about this MAN one may find out about William Monroe Trotter. (Gods Are)


its those who suffered most and have the least to lose that we should look to for our steadfast, dependable and uncompromising leadership.                                                            

negro schools should be a public burden, since they are a public benefit. the negro has a right to demand good common school training at the hands of the states and the nation since by their fault he is not in position to pay for this himself.

whether you like it or not the millions are here,and here they will remain - if you do not lift them up,  they will pull you down. the negro race , like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men. "W.E.B. Dubois"


                                                                                                                              Edmonte Dantes


Namaska AM,

In order for these words of wisdom to be understood it is important that we learn about context and relationship to time.  You are going in the right direction-toward the light.







Moses Dickson
Mon, 1824-04-05

Moses Dickson was born on this date in 1824. He was a Black abolitionist, soldier, and minister.

Born free in Cincinnati, he worked on steamboats during the Civil War and saw first hand the horrors of slavery. In 1846, the Reverend Moses Dickson met with eleven other black men in St. Louis and founded the Twelve Knights of Tabor. (They were also called the Knights of Liberty.) This group was a secret society for blacks who wanted to fight for freedom from slavery. That organization used St. Louis as its headquarters and aided hundreds of slaves to freedom.

Despite the general animosity toward them, some free blacks were able to overcome many of the obstacles. Dickson’s efforts aided the Underground Railroad until the Civil War began. Then he enlisted in the Union Army. Dickson later became an ordained minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church & preached at several churches in the St. Louis area. He was one of the founders of Lincoln Institute, which is now Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He organized the International Order of Twelve Knights & Daughters of Tabor (a Black philanthropic organization) in 1872.

He served as president of the Refugee Relief Board in St. Louis, which helped to feed, shelter & relocate 16,000 former slaves who were immigrating to Kansas. Moses Dickson died on Nov. 28, 1901.

Africana The Encyclopedia of the African and
African American Experience
Editors: Kwame Anthony Appiah and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Copyright 1999
ISBN 0-465-0071-1


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