This was, obviously given the time periods, rare for an African American man in the earliest decades since the freeing of the salves, to have a job of such serious skill, education, and complexity, yet W.E.B. Du Boise had done it. All the same his work stood out, earning him the title of the “Father of Modern Philosophy. “
William Edward Burghardt DuBois was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. As a child he was a said to have been an excellent and dedicated student. When he graduated from high school in 1884 he graduated as the valedictorian. In 1890 W.E.B. DuBois became the first African American to receive a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University (NAACP, 2013). His education had taught him that it was education that separated the Blacks and the Whites. He felt, If 10% of the African Americans made certain to focus on education, then this would be the beginnings of a new age for the African Americans living in the United States not so long after the end of slavery. He was the first sociologist to study the behaviors and experiences of people from an empirical perspective through the study of regular observation.
Mentioning the amount of Du Bois contributions to sociology is relatively easy question. He optioned to focus his studies on the experience of African Americans in the U.S who are attempting to integrate into a society that perceives them as less valuable individuals and as citizens. It was his theory that it can be impossible for black people to develop a sense of self identity when the foundational philosophies were intended to exclude African Americas. He 1899 he conducted the first African American study in association with the University of Pennsylvania. The studied would be published as “The Philadelphia Negro,” which viewed the African American experience in the U.S. as an official social group. He approached the research by