Our Purpose

  • Activate W. E. B. Du Bois’s intellectual legacy in the global fight for democracy and human rights, and against racism and inequality
  • Make W. E. B. Du Bois a household name and cement his reputation as one of the greatest thinkers, scholars, writers, and activists this country has produced
  • Apply Du Bois’s work to our own time and to demonstrate how a greater understanding of the past can enhance our understanding of the present
  • Preserve, share, and create resources and programming making Du Bois’s legacy accessible to all, and to foster interdisciplinary scholarship building on the work of Du Bois
  • Provide a physical space to help support BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) students and to support the work of graduate students across multiple disciplines
  • Fight for diversity, equality, dignity, respect, inclusivity, and democracy on campus and in our community