David Levering Lewis

David Levering Lewis is a distinguished American historian and author, well-known for his works on African-American history. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography twice for his biographies of W. E. B. Du Bois, 'W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868–1919' and 'W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and The American Century, 1919–1963'. His scholarship has been influential in the study of African-American culture and history.


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  1. 1. W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and The American Century

    This biography delves into the life of W.E.B. Du Bois, a prominent African-American civil rights activist and scholar. It explores his tireless fight for racial equality in the United States during the 20th century. The book chronicles his role as a founder and leader of the NAACP, his influence in the Harlem Renaissance, his controversial advocacy for black separatism, and his later years as an expatriate in Ghana. It paints a comprehensive picture of Du Bois as a key figure in the struggle for civil rights and the shaping of the American century.

  2. 2. W.E.B. Dubois : Biography of a Race, 1868–1919

    This biography provides an in-depth look into the life of W.E.B. Dubois, a prominent African-American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist. The book traces Dubois' life from his birth in 1868 to 1919, detailing his upbringing, education, and his significant contributions to the civil rights movement. It offers a comprehensive portrait of his ideologies, personal struggles, and his tireless fight for racial equality, making it an essential read for those interested in American history and race relations.