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Address: Outside of Accra, Accra, Ghana
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This is the home, library and final resting place of American-born crusader...

This is the home, library and final resting place of American-born crusader for social justice, William Edward Burghardt DuBois.

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A green serene environment for reflection

Clean no frills place with a bit of history. Sports an African American History library, a diaspora centre and an eatery located in the up market area of Cantonment within walking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
dunwelleku
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Accra, Ghana
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The Center has a lot of potential but very poorly maintained. The books are crumbling and they allow guests to flip through without wearing gloves. His books sholud be in a climate controlled roomNeeds better management and funding to maintain the memory of a pioneering Africanist. Gift shop is a joke a few items and over priced. The grounds and... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Educational tour of Dubois estate and tomb. Amazing library and reading room. Extensive grounds suitable for events.

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place (like most tourist spots in Ghana) could be much nicer. All of the displays are faded and look like they were constructed at the time of DuBois' death in the 1960's. I had a nice guide, but the museum was very sad and tired looking.

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

So I am rating the W.E.B Dubois center on it's merits for use as a wedding/reception hall only. I was married in one of the halls here and held my reception at the same location in a separate hall. The owner went out of her way to accommodate me after most others wedding venues tried to cheat me because I... More 

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Thank Godsway4me
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have read the Souls of Black Folks and knew that Dr. Dubois started the Encyclopedia Africana, but I was unaware of all the many writings he undertook and was fascinated to see his library. The museum itself is housed in his residence and the remains of he and his wife are in another building. There is a lovely little... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Clean no frills place with a bit of history. Sports an African American History library, a diaspora centre and an eatery located in the up market area of Cantonment within walking distance to the US embassy

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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This was an eye opening experience and one that I am glad I experienced to see the work Dubois did throughout his life and worldwide. Our guide was great and informative. His work connects cultures, time periods throughout the world. The center has some work to do in preserving the legacy of this great man so all of us should... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

You won't learn a lot about WEB Dubois here, but you'll definitely experience the reverence accorded him. The Center closes earlier than other attractions, so don't leave it till the end of the day.

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Chichester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

After missing this during two previous visits to Ghana, I was happy to spend some time browsing his library, reading the tributes and from his texts, and seeing where he lived his last few years.

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Dorchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

This house was where WEB DuBois lived in Ghana, it is very small and non descript but it has some great pictures of him with important dignitaries, his robes from university and a nice library of books he wrote. Worth the short visit.

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