1910 November 1

W. E. B. Du Bois Begins Editing NAACP’s “The Crisis”


W. E. B.Du Bois was one of the greatest African-Americans intellectuals in the twentieth century. Among his important roles was editor of the NAACP’s magazine The Crisis from this day until 1934. The first issue was dated November 1910 (but was not necessarily issued on November 1st). Under his editorship, circulation in the 1920s reached 100,000 and became a major voice for civil rights.

His important books included The Souls of Black Folk (1903) and Black Reconstruction (1935).

Du Bois died on August 27, 1963, in Accra, Ghana, as an exile from his country, one day before the great March on Washington, on August 28, 1963.

Read about Du Bois: http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history-w.e.b.-dubois

The Crisis is still publishing: http://www.thecrisismagazine.com/

Learn more at a timeline of The Crisis: http://www.thecrisismagazine.com/timeline.html

Learn more:  David Levering Lewis, W. E. B. Du Bois (1993)

Read: Gilbert Jones, Freedom’s Sword: The NAACP and the Struggle Against Racism in America, 1909–1969 (2012)

Find a Day

Abortion Rights ACLU african-americans Alice Paul anti-communism Anti-Communist Hysteria Birth Control Brown v. Board of Education Censorship CIA Civil Rights Civil Rights Act of 1964 Cold War Espionage Act FBI First Amendment Fourteenth Amendment freedom of speech Free Speech Gay Rights Hate Speech homosexuality Hoover, J. Edgar HUAC Japanese American Internment King, Dr. Martin Luther Ku Klux Klan Labor Unions Lesbian and Gay Rights Loyalty Oaths McCarthy, Sen. Joe New York Times Obscenity Police Misconduct Same-Sex Marriage Separation of Church and State Sex Discrimination Smith Act Spying Spying on Americans Vietnam War Voting Rights Voting Rights Act of 1965 War on Terror Watergate White House Women's Rights Women's Suffrage World War I World War II Relocation Camps


Tell Us What You Think

We want to hear your comments, criticisms and suggestions!