杜博斯还是个大学学生时，他观察种族歧视的种种现象并决定着手改善此一现象；在亚伯拉罕林肯的百年周年庆上，即1909年2月12日，60位由黑人及白人市民 (包括杜博斯) 组成了
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
When W.E.B. Du Bois was a college student he observed racism and it made him want to do something about it. On the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, February 12, 1909, 60 black and white citizens, including Du Bois, formed the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The struggle of African Americans to secure their rights had sometimes led to violent confrontations between blacks and whites. The founders of the NAACP had a different idea. Do you know what it was?