W. E. B. Du Bois
Du Bois accepted a teaching job at Wilberforce University
Wilberforce University, Ohio, U.S.
In the summer of 1894, Du Bois received several job offers, including one from the prestigious Tuskegee Institute; he accepted a teaching job at Wilberforce University in Ohio. At Wilberforce, Du Bois was strongly influenced by Alexander Crummell, who believed that ideas and morals are necessary tools to effect social change.