Atlantic Monthly

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Title

Atlantic Monthly

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin and Company

Date

August 1897

Coverage

Boston

Subject

Volume 80, number 478

Description

During a fellowship at the University of Berlin, W.E.B. Du Bois noted that “With me were white folk – who did not always pause to regard me as a curiosity, or something sub-human” and returned to America to become the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard. His 1897 psychological profile of racism “Strivings of the Negro People” was the first essay by a Black man published in a “mainstream” American magazine.