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'''=== Name ==='''<big>Name</big>W.E.B. DuBois(1868-1963)
 
'''=== Early life ==='''<big>Early Life</big>William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, an American author, editor, sociologist, was born into an impoverished family in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His parents separated when he was a child, and he stayed with his mother until 1884. Although he suffered a lot, eventually he turned out to be a marvelous student. With a partial scholarship, he was enrolled into the University of Fisk when he was only 15. During that time, he witnessed race discrimination, which had an influence on him and made him determine to become a sociologist and civil rights activist. Later, he went to Harvard University and graduated with a Doctor of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy. After his graduation, he became a professor at Atlanta University. W.E.B Dubois had devoted all his life to studying the history and society of the United States and Africa. He wrote many books on Racism and independence of Africa. In 1899, he finished his first academic book The Philadelphia Negro, which was concerned with the first case study of a black community in the United States. There were other famous works, such as, The Souls of the Black Folk which was concerned about his anger, rage, and sadness of what black people suffered. The books he wrote could serve as valid materials and sophisticated illustrations of intellectual Black people making contributions to the American history and human civilization.
 
  
'''==== Other achievement ==="<big>Other Achievement</big>W.E.B Dubois also wrote poems, fictions and essays. Since 1890s, he plunged into the United States and Africa’s liberation movements. What is worth mentioning is that he was one of the co-founders of the National Association for Advancement of Colored people (NAACP), the most influential civil rights group in American history. He had been the editor of the journal Crisis for 24 years. After that, in 1921, he participated in Socialist Party of America. However, he supported Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic candidate, which was a violation of the rule in the Socialist Party. Later, he was forced to get out of the party. During the Liberation Movement, insisting on positive efforts, he was against giving up. The American Communist leader William Foster regarded him as the greatest spokesman in the African history and the new outstanding leader of the black people. (David,L, 1994,)When Dubois attended Paris Peace Conference, he decided that it is a good timing to organize a Pan-African Conference to offer a platform for the world to realize the problems in Africa. Disappointingly, no black organizations showed a slightest interest in it. Eventually, Dubois held the first Pan-African Conference in 1923 but turned out useless. He met Marcus Garvey who was the promoter of Back-to-Africa Movement. After that, he traveled to Russia in 1927 and studied the ideas of a socialist, realizing that he could no longer support conventional integration efforts. DuBois continually examined the history of the black people. He even introduced the concept of “Talented tenth”, which was a group of black elites who helped other poor African Americans.(W.E.B,2013) Additionally, he held the view that higher education was essential for his race. In this way, DuBois gradually became the leading black intellectual in the 20th century.
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The Kumu Wiki is organized into different content areas to [[Help:Namespaces#Examples_of_What_Type_of_Content_Goes_Where|accommodate different needs]]. The root, or mainspace, of the wiki is primarily a shared community space and articles in this section should be encyclopedic in nature, appeal to a broad audience, and be reflective of TRU. Titles should be as specific as possible and not use abbreviations or acronyms. Each article should start with an introductory sentence describing what the page is about. Articles that do not meet this criteria may be moved. Pages in the mainspace belong to the wiki community and anyone should feel free to edit them.
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==Adding Content==
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{| class="wikitable" width="50%" align="center"
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! style="background: #cedff2;" |[[Main Space|Main]]
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==Tips for Creating Great Articles on the Main space of the Wiki==
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====Think Big====
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The root of the wiki is a '''community space''' and when you create a page in this section, it should be with a large audience in mind.  
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Articles that are for a specific or limited audience, such class pages or pages created as a collaborative work space for an assignment, should be placed in the [[Course]] space and not in the root of the wiki.  
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====Think About the Greater Context====
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Again, the Main Space is a shared, community area. The Main Space does not allow [[Help:Subpages|subpages]], so each page should make sense as a stand alone article on its own.  For example, a page called "My Assignment" would not be a good main space page as:
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#"My Assignment" is a page with an individual author and purpose. The Main Space is a community area where everybody is encouraged to edit additional pages.
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#"My Assignment" does not really make sense contextually as a stand alone page. It would better fit as a subpage of a course page.
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====Make the Title as Concise and Descriptive as Possible====
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Most articles will have a simple and obvious title; however you should keep that the title should accurately reflect the content.
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====Add Your Page to a Category====
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Adding [[Help:Categories|categories]] to your page makes it easier for others to find and also helps facilitate knowledge sharing.
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====Keep Making Improvements====
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An article seldom comes into creation as a finished piece. Don't worry about making multiple edits or coming back at a later time to add more content. If you see other pages that you can add extra content to or help out with the [[Help:formatting|formatting]], jump right it.
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====Be Mindful of Copyright====
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As a general rule, please do not copy-paste text from other websites. Please document and provide links to any references you do use.  
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====Additional Tips====
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See also [[Help:Contributing]] for more tips on adding articles to the KUMU Wiki.
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Latest revision as of 15:44, 10 October 2019

The Kumu Wiki is organized into different content areas to accommodate different needs. The root, or mainspace, of the wiki is primarily a shared community space and articles in this section should be encyclopedic in nature, appeal to a broad audience, and be reflective of TRU. Titles should be as specific as possible and not use abbreviations or acronyms. Each article should start with an introductory sentence describing what the page is about. Articles that do not meet this criteria may be moved. Pages in the mainspace belong to the wiki community and anyone should feel free to edit them.

Adding Content

Main


Tips for Creating Great Articles on the Main space of the Wiki

Think Big

The root of the wiki is a community space and when you create a page in this section, it should be with a large audience in mind.

Articles that are for a specific or limited audience, such class pages or pages created as a collaborative work space for an assignment, should be placed in the Course space and not in the root of the wiki.

Think About the Greater Context

Again, the Main Space is a shared, community area. The Main Space does not allow subpages, so each page should make sense as a stand alone article on its own. For example, a page called "My Assignment" would not be a good main space page as:

  1. "My Assignment" is a page with an individual author and purpose. The Main Space is a community area where everybody is encouraged to edit additional pages.
  2. "My Assignment" does not really make sense contextually as a stand alone page. It would better fit as a subpage of a course page.

Make the Title as Concise and Descriptive as Possible

Most articles will have a simple and obvious title; however you should keep that the title should accurately reflect the content.

Add Your Page to a Category

Adding categories to your page makes it easier for others to find and also helps facilitate knowledge sharing.

Keep Making Improvements

An article seldom comes into creation as a finished piece. Don't worry about making multiple edits or coming back at a later time to add more content. If you see other pages that you can add extra content to or help out with the formatting, jump right it.

Be Mindful of Copyright

As a general rule, please do not copy-paste text from other websites. Please document and provide links to any references you do use.

Additional Tips

See also Help:Contributing for more tips on adding articles to the KUMU Wiki.