WEB DuBois’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 23, 1868

Death Date

Aug 27, 1963

Age of Death

95 years

Cause of Death

Diphtheria

Place of Death

Aug 27, 1963

Profession

Non-fiction Author

The non-fiction author WEB DuBois died at the age of 95. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

African-American writer, sociologist, Civil Rights activist, and advocate of Pan-Africanism. His most famous non-fiction works include The Souls of Black Folk (1903) and Black Reconstruction in America (1935).

He was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts to Alfred and Mary Silvina Du Bois. In 1896, he married Nina Gomer, with whom he had a son (who died as a baby) and a daughter. Following his first wife’s death, he wed playwright and activist, Shirley Graham.