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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 Biography

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…

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…

Brewer's: 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…

Brewer's: 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…

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…

Boies PENROSE

Senate Years of Service: 1897-1921Party: RepublicanPENROSE, Boies, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., November 1, 1860; attended the public schools and was prepared for col…

Brewer's: Chant du Depart

After the Marseillaise, the most celebrated song of the first French Revolution. It was written by M. J. Chénier for a public festival, held June 11th, 1794, to commemorate the taking …

Brewer's: Chevalier du Brouillard

(Le). The French Jack Sheppard. A drama. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Chevaux de FriseChevalier d'Industrie A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P …

Brewer's: Corneille du Boulevard

Guilbert de Pixérécourt (1773-1844). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Corneille d'EsopeCor`nage A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …