Early life of Du Bois traces out the fact that his prominence as a leader of the national movement initiated from his active participation in the Niagara Movement. This movement focused on the equal rights and privileges for the African American people in the United States. Du Bois mobilized a movement against Atlanta Compromise and initiated protest against lynching. From all these active movements in which Du Bois participated, provides a clear hint that the loci of Du Bois’ movement was centered around stark racism in America which he wanted to abolish (Williams, “Welcome”).
Du Bois’ main strength was his education. As a prolific writer, he took the refuge of his excellent craftsmanship in writing essays, entitled “The Souls of Black Folk” which is still considered as one of the seminal works in African-American literature till date. In 1935, Du Bois crafted the marvelous magnum opus entitled, “Black Reconstruction in America” which shook the continuing orthodoxy pertaining to the failure of the blacks during the Reconstruction era of America (Foner 82-100). As an editor, his contribution was immense as well. The journal which NAACP published entitled, “The Crisis” witnessed many influential write ups under Du Bois’ veteran guardianship and editing. Du Bois was an advocate of peace and he strongly preached for the nuclear disarmament.