Seal of Wilberforce University
Cheyney University was founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, making it the oldest HBCU in the nation
1907 carte-de-visite of Du Bois by James E. Purdy
Daniel Alexander Payne in the early 1890s
President George H. W. Bush signs a new Executive Order on historically black colleges and universities in the White House Rose Garden, April 1989
1907 carte-de-visite of Du Bois by James E. Purdy
North Carolina A&T State University is the largest HBCU in the nation.
As a child, Du Bois attended the Congregational Church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Church members collected donations to pay Du Bois's college tuition.
Vice President Kamala Harris with black students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities
1907 carte-de-visite of Du Bois by James E. Purdy
Booker T. Washington, educator, orator, and advisor (Hampton)
The title page of Du Bois's Harvard dissertation, Suppression of the African Slave Trade in the United States of America: 1638–1871
W. E. B. Du Bois, sociologist, historian, and activist (Fisk)
Du Bois in 1904
Thurgood Marshall, first Black Supreme Court justice (Lincoln, Howard)
Founders of the Niagara Movement in 1905. Du Bois is in the middle row, with white hat.
Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement (Morehouse)
Du Bois, c. 1911
Toni Morrison, acclaimed novelist and Nobel laureate (Howard)
Du Bois in 1918, by C.M. Battey
Jesse Jackson, minister and politician (North Carolina A&T)
Du Bois included photographs of the lynching of Jesse Washington in the June 1916 issue of The Crisis.
Ruth Simmons, first African-American president in the Ivy League (Dillard)
Du Bois organized the 1917 Silent Parade in New York, to protest the East St. Louis riots.
Samuel L. Jackson, actor and film producer (Morehouse)
Du Bois documented the 1919 Red Summer race riots. This family is evacuating their house after it was vandalized in the Chicago race riot.
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and media mogul (Tenn State)
Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil, first edition cover, 1920
Spike Lee, film director and producer (Morehouse)
Black Reconstruction in America, first edition cover, 1935
Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States (Howard)
Dusk of Dawn, first edition cover, 1940
Taraji P. Henson, actress (Howard)
Du Bois in 1946, photo by Carl Van Vechten
Common, rapper and actor (Florida A&M)
Du Bois (center) and other defendants from the Peace Information Center prepare for their trial in 1951.
Chadwick Boseman actor and playwright (Howard)
Du Bois meets with Mao Zedong in China in 1959
Du Bois (center) at his 95th birthday party in 1963 in Ghana, with President Kwame Nkrumah (right) and First Lady Fathia Nkrumah
W. E. B. Du Bois, with Mary White Ovington, was honored with a medallion in The Extra Mile.
Bust of W. E. B. Du Bois at Clark Atlanta University
Shirley Graham Du Bois

Wilberforce University is a private historically black university in Wilberforce, Ohio.

- Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University was also established prior to the American Civil War; it was founded in 1856 via a collaboration between the African Methodist Episcopal Church of Ohio and the predominantly white Methodist Episcopal Church.

- Historically black colleges and universities

During the 1890s, scholar W. E. B. Du Bois taught at the university.

- Wilberforce University

Relying on this money donated by neighbors, Du Bois attended Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1885 to 1888.

- W. E. B. Du Bois

In the summer of 1894, Du Bois received several job offers, including from the prestigious Tuskegee Institute; he accepted a teaching job at Wilberforce University in Ohio.

- W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois, relying on money donated by neighbors, attended Fisk University, from 1885 to 1888. After Du Bois earned his doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology, and economics at Clark Atlanta University, between 1897 and 1910.

- Historically black colleges and universities
Seal of Wilberforce University

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