W.E.B. DuBois


DuBois was a prominent civil rights activist and scholar who made significant contributions to the understanding of race and urban inequality. His seminal work, “The Philadelphia Negro” (1899), was instrumental in forming the groundwork for early sociological studies in urban communities by shedding light on the challenges faced by Black Americans. His insights on communities and advocacy for social justice informed community design and development efforts to address systemic racial disparities in American cities.