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Issued: Jan 31, 1992. 29¢ W.E.B. Du Bois, Black Heritage Never Hinged.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was a scholar, author, and civil rights leader. His writings include The Philadelphia Negro, the first sociological text about a black community; The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States 1638–1870, which became the first volume in the Harvard Historical Studies; and a Marxist interpretation of the post-Civil war era entitled Black Reconstruction. He began writing Africana — The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, but died before it was completed. (APS)
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