W. E. B. Du Bois Society

Founders and Directors: Jacqueline O. Cooke Rivers and Reverend Eugene C. Rivers

The W. E. B. Du Bois Society is an academic and cultural enrichment program designed to engage secondary school students of African descent who attend academically competitive public, parochial, and independent institutions. Hosted by the Du Bois Institute and the Ella J. Baker House in Dorchester, the Du Bois Society provides young people with an opportunity to develop study skills and teamwork as they reflect on readings selected by Harvard professors. Director Jacqueline Rivers also regularly consults with program directors from around the country who seek to model their initiatives after the Du Bois Society’s innovative achievement-focused goals.