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W.E.B. Du Bois Name Misspelled by US Education Department

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W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of NAACP in 1918. (Wikimedia Commons)
 

By    |   Monday, 13 Feb 2017 08:47 AM

W.E.B Du Bois's name was misspelled by the U.S. Department of Education in a Twitter post meant to honor the well-known African-American civil rights activist and historian during Black History Month.

Du Bois, a Harvard-educated sociologist who went on to become a founding officer of the NAACP, taught at Wilberforce University and Atlanta University. He died in 1963, noted History.com.

An education department tweet, since deleted, spelled his name "DeBois," reported USA Today. Numerous followers on Twitter jumped on the mistake.

 

 

The Washington Post reported that the department apologized for the mistake, but misspelled "apologies." The department quickly corrected that mistake but not before Twitter users spotted the second error, too.

 

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