Du Bois, W.E.B.

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)

Scholar, writer, editor, and civil rights pioneer,  in 1896 lived for one year in a room at the College Settlement, while conducting his research on the social condition of Blacks in Philadelphia for his landmark work, The Philadelphia Negro, first published in 1899.

To see Du Bois' Map of the Seventh Ward of Philadelphia from The Philadelphia Negro, please see our Maps page.