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  • Accra, Ghana
    Tuesday Aug 27, 1963

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Death

    Accra, Ghana
    Tuesday Aug 27, 1963

    Du Bois's health declined during the two years he was in Ghana, and he died on August 27, 1963, in the capital of Accra at the age of 95.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1963

    Martin Luther King

    March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1963

    King, representing the SCLC, was among the leaders of the "Big Six" civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place on August 28, 1963.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1963

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    March on Washington

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 28, 1963

    At the March on Washington, speaker Roy Wilkins asked the hundreds of thousands of marchers to honor Du Bois with a moment of silence.




  • Accra, Ghana
    Friday Aug 30, 1963

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    State funeral

    Accra, Ghana
    Friday Aug 30, 1963

    Du Bois was given a state funeral on August 29–30, 1963, at Nkrumah's request, and buried beside the western wall of Christiansborg Castle (now Osu Castle), then the seat of government in Accra.




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