(1) of or pertaining to the experimental treatment of artistic, musical, or literary material.
(2) unorthodox or daring; radical.
(3) radically new or original
On this day, February 23, back in 1868, a prominent figure in Black History, W.E.B. DuBois, Was Born. Dubois was an avant-garde Civil Rights Activist and sociologist. He explored many avenues in an attempt to correct America's faux pas of racism the 20th century.