I was born in Great Barrington, MA, and very pleased to say that I did not die there. I have accomplished great things in my life; from publicizing The Talented Tenth, to protesting cruel acts against negroes. The start of the 20th century burst with my ideas of advancement for people of color. I am also one of the proud founders of the NAACP (1903). The ideas of other Pan-Africanist leaders were molded with much of my influence as well. One of those leaders was Marcus Garvey, a fellow admirer of mine.
Not to boast, but I did graduate from Harvard. I was the first negroe to ever earn a doctorate there. I was married twice before my death, and had two children, Burghardt and Yolanda Williams.