Du Bois: The Gift of Black Folk to America is a history book by W. E. B. Du Bois concerning the contributions of the African American community to life in the United States. Du Bois presents a well written book on the contributions of black people to the creation and establishment of the United States of America. He was a leader of the Niagara Movement, a group of African-American activists that wanted equal rights for blacks. Du Bois insisted on full civil rights and increased political representation, which he believed would be brought about by the African-American intellectual elite.