W.E.B. DUBOIS WINS SPINGARN MEDAL
On this day November 6, 1920, Sociologist, writer and Pan Africanist Dr. W.E.B. Dubois wins the Spingarn Medal for his outstanding work in the African American community.
The award, given by the NAACP which he co founded was given in regards to his organization of the “Pan African Congress” The congress held a series of events intented to address the issues facing Africa as a result of European colonization.
Their demands were to end colonial rule, racial discrimination and demanded human rights and equality of economic opportunity. The first meeting was held in 1919 in Paris, France with the most recent being held in Accra, Ghana 2014