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Meet Amazing Americans 社会运动家与改革家 杜博斯 (W.E.B. Du Bois)
Photos of young African American woman and man, around 1900

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The Paris Exhibition was powerful evidence that African Americans were an important, productive part of American society. But even though they had made great gains since the end of slavery, state and federal courts were preventing many African Americans from voting and holding office. All over the country, people were being hurt and killed because of the color of their skin. And even more African Americans were being unfairly excluded from schools and jobs. In the first decade of the 1900s, W.E.B. Du Bois and others saw the need for stronger measures to ensure full rights for his people. Through this exhibit, his writings and talks, Du Bois devoted his life to fighting inequality among the races.

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