On this date [June 5] in 1920, W. E. B. Du Bois was awarded the NAACP’s Spingarn Medal.
With an overpacked audience at Bethel Church in Atlanta, GA, Du Bois became the 5th recipient of the annual honor through the NAACP. [Continue reading on the African American Registry.]
For further research, see The W.E.B. Dubois author’s page.