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W.E.B Du Bois lived his final years in Ghana as a privileged aristocrat

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Controversial civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, who co-founded the NAACP and vehemently opposed the conciliatory policies of black leaders like Booker T. Washington, lived his final years in Ghana after fleeing the U.S. during the Joseph-McCarthy-led crackdown on American Communists.

During these final years, Du Bois observed and commented from afar on this rise of Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X as the new faces of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

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