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In 1961, at the age of ninety-three, Dr. William E. B. Du Bois accepted an invitation from Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah to be the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana project. In the final months of his life, Dr. Du Bois renounced his American citizenship and become a citizen of Ghana. He died on August 27, 1963, the eve of the March on Washington." "W.E.B. Du Bois receives an honorary degree from the University of Ghana, University of Massachusetts, Du Bois: The Activist Life" umass.edu

In 1961, at the age of ninety-three, Dr. William E. B. Du Bois accepted an invitation from Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah to be the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana project. In the final months of his life, Dr. Du Bois renounced his American citizenship and become a citizen of Ghana. He died on August 27, 1963, the eve of the March on Washington." "W.E.B. Du Bois receives an honorary degree from the University of Ghana, University of Massachusetts, Du Bois: The Activist Life" umass.edu