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David Graham Du Bois


David Graham Du Bois was born in Seattle, Washington, USA, and grew up in African Methodist Episcopal church parsonages around the state of Indiana under the guidance of his maternal grandparents. He served as a 2nd Lt., Infantry in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Second World War.

After the war Du Bois attended and graduated from Hunter College in New York City majoring in Sociology. He earned the M.A. degree from New York University in Western Hemisphere History. 

Following a years' study in the Chinese language at Peking University, People's Republic of China, Du Bois took up residence in Cairo, Egypt in 1960. He lectured at Cairo University in American Literature; was News Editor of THE EGYPTIAN GAZETTE; was reporter and Features Editor for the Middle East News and Features Service agency; announcer and program writer for Radio Cairo's English language transmissions to North America, and, North African public relations consultant to the Ghana Government under President Kwame Nkrumah. 

In 1972, Du Bois returned to the U.S. where he lectured at the School of Criminology, University of California, Berkeley in African-American Studies.

From 1973 through 1975, Du Bois was Editor-in-Chief of THE BLACK PANTHER, the weekly newspaper of the Black Panther Party published in Oakland, California.

A novel, AND BID HIM SING, authored by Du Bois and based on the experiences of African-Americans in Egypt in the period leading up to the 1967 war, was published in 1973, by Rampart Press, Palo Alto, California.

Du Bois returned to Egypt in 1977, and now makes Cairo his second home. He is an Associate Editor of the San Francisco-based Pacific News Service, and returns to the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst, Massachusetts Spring semesters as Visiting Professor in Journalism and African-American Studies.

Dr. Du Bois is the founding President of the W. E. B. Du Bois Foundation, Inc., honoring his step-father, member of the Management Committee of the W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture located in Accra, Ghana, West Africa, and Member of the Council of the China-Du Bois Study Centre located in Beijing, China. 

Du Bois is currently completing a memoir on race in America tentatively entitled THE THIRD RAIL: Racism and Racists In America. He is a naturalized citizen of Ghana.

David  Graham Du Bois
Dr. David Du Bois is the son of W.E.B. Du Bois and a professor at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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76 Nile Street, Apt. 24 
Cairo, Egypt  12612

P.O. Box 144
Amherst, MA, USA  01004

e-mail: dubois@afroam.umass.edu

David Graham Du Bois

Photo by Edward Cohen
North Amherst, MA (1994)
BIO: David Du Bois


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