Houghton Mifflin and Company
Volume 80, number 478
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.