The Importance Of Creating A Healthy Community

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Creating a healthy community has been an ongoing idea for centuries. WEB DuBois was one of the numerous visionaries of the 19th century. His ideas contributed to 20th century goals of creating a healthier community. DuBois was an African-American activist during the beginning of the 20th century. He was born on February 23, 1968 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He excelled in his academics and was deemed a scholar when he became the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He went on to advocate for African-American rights through his various contributions as a spokesperson. He wrote extensively about his opinions. He is most likely known for his public criticism on Booker T. Washington’s “Atlanta Compromise”…show more content…
WEB DuBois was an advocate for this minority group because he knew that the community needed to become more diverse and healthy for all people at that time, not just for the majority. WEB DuBois continued to push for human equity through additional works that strived for change in the community. It is an interesting topic to think about because when I go back to the first in class PowerPoint, the question of the day asks: “What would you find in a healthy community?” At the time I listed basic essentials such as gardens, parks, schools, hospitals, and gathering areas. However, I have now realized that I left out the people in the community. I believe that diversity is an aspect that makes America a healthy community. I could not imagine having a community that limits a minority. The events that went on during WEB DuBois’ time is an example of an indirect inequity because the barrier that prevents these individuals from having positive factors that influence their health is ultimately, a cultural barrier. It is clear that DuBois was ahead of his time when it came to century reform. Many of the principles that he advocated for still apply during the 21st century. He advocated for freedom and equality for all, especially for those that needed assistance in getting there. It took much time, effort, personal courage, and organizing to write about his beliefs of change to better the community. WEB DuBois was
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