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David Levering Lewis is the Martin Luther King Professor of History at Rutgers University and was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of Race, 1868-1919 received the Bancroft, Parkman, and Pulitzer prizes, and was a finalist for the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Du Bois, W, E, B, (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, African Americans Biography, African Americans Civil rights, African Americans History 1877-1964, Civil rights movements United States History