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W. E. B. Du Bois

Name at birth: William Edward Burghardt DuBoisA scholar, writer and political activist, W.E.B. Du Bois was a key founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). W.E…

W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois(William Edward Burghardt Du Bois)writer, teacherBorn: 2/23/1868 African-American author and teacher who helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Pe…

Boies

(2 syl.). Priests of the savages of Florida. Each priest has his special idol, which must be invoked by the fumes of tobacco. (American Indian mythology.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and…

B. of B. K

Some mysterious initials applied to himself in his diary by Arthur Orton, “the Tichborne Claimant.” Supposed to denote “Baronet of British Kingdom.” Source: Dictio…

William Dayton BOIES

BOIES, William Dayton, a Representative from Iowa; born on a farm in Boone County, Ill., January 3, 1857; moved with his parents to Buchanan County, Iowa, in 1873 and settled near Quasqueton; a…

Thomas Coleman du PONT

Senate Years of Service: 1921-1922; 1925-1928Party: Republican; Republicandu PONT, Thomas Coleman, (cousin of Henry Algernon du Pont), a Senator from Delaware; born in Louisville, Ky., December…