DuBois gained racial consciousness and the desire to help improve conditions for all blacks, as soon as he started to experience firsthand racial hatred and he also saw a lot during his experience in poor African American communities in Tennessee during the summer. DuBois received his bachelor's degree from Fisk in 1888, he also won a scholarship to attend Harvard University. Harvard considered his high school education and Fisk degree inadequate preparation for a master's program, and he had to register as an undergraduate . In 1890 DuBois received his second bachelor's ...
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...en. Through his lifetime, W.E.B DuBois contributed and paved the way for many changes in the black community such as social truths about African American people, and educating blacks on politicizing themselves.
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