The U.S. Department of Education’s ode to Black History Month on Twitter went askew Sunday.
The department misspelled the name of African American author W. E. B. Du Bois, who was a co-founder of the NAACP.
The offending tweet read: “Education must not simply teach work it must teach life. W.E.B DeBois.”
While mistakes are made, the department compounded the error when it issued an apology which also contained an error.
The posting was followed by a corrected version of the “DeBois” tweet.
The department is under extreme scrutiny since Betsy DeVos was named Secretary of Education, so the error caught the attention of many including LeVar Burton, Soledad O’Brien, Chelsea Clinton and the NAACP.