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Department Of Education Forced To Eat Crow After Misspelling Name Of Black Icon W.E.B DuBois

First Frederick Douglass — now this. The U.S. Department of Education is eating crow after misspelling W.E.B. Du Bois’ name in a tribute tweeted out Sunday morning.

An iconic scholar and Black History Month hero, Du Bois is well known for co-founding the NAACP, as well as writing about racism and other social issues. A trailblazer in Civil Rights, Du Bois was the first African-American to earn a doctorate degree from Harvard University. He died in 1963.

The Department, which has been under fire for its new leader Betsy Devos, corrected the tweet within a few hours, apologizing profusely.

Do you think people have become TOO vigilant about errors like this one? Haven’t we all experienced a typo or two while tweeting? Or do you think it’s simply too important of a task to commit a major fail like this one?

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