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W.E.B. Du Bois

By August 23, 2010

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I've been re-reading Taylor Branch's Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-1963, and I had forgotten this anecdote about W.E.B. Du Bois, the eminent historian.

Someone congratulated him on being the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard, and Du Bois replied, "The honor, I assure you, was Harvard's."

What a great zinger!

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