W.E.B. Du Bois was a respected writer and civil rights activist of his time. He was the founder of the NAACP, which received 'Abdu'l-Baha as a guest at its fourth conference in 1912. Du Bois was so impressed by 'Abdu'l-Baha's talk that he published it in its entirety in The Crisis, the official publication of the NAACP, along with a photo of 'Abdu'l-Baha. Du Bois' goodwill towards the Faith endured throughout his life. His wife, Nina Du Bois, became a Baha'i in 1936.