may 3, 1868 - W. E. B. DU BOIS helped to establish the NAACP
and entered into the forefront of the early U.S.,
civil rights movement.
However in the late 1920's, he faced a power struggle with the NAACP's executive secretary, Walter White. He had retreated to a position others saw as dangerously close to that of Booker T. Washington.
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Plessy to NAACP