Gallery view

1941 Jan. 12

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The future state of the Negro state university

Jefferson City (Mo.) - Typed draft of speech with handwritten notes and revisions of speech looking a the future of state funded universities for African Americans.

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1932 May 16

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Of peace and happiness

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft of speech on how to achieve World Peace through the elimination of all the preventable evils that men create.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1961 Dec. 21

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Report to the Ghana Academy of Sciences

Africa - Typed draft with corrections of a speech concerning Du Bois' views on Africa, African history, Pan-African Congresses, and the creation of an African Encyclopaedia.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Unidentified speech fragment on conversion

Discusses conversion not allowed by "Christians."

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1950 Nov. 6

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Peace and civil rights

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft of a Veterans Day radio address on WMCA about the Labor Party, the oppressive use of money to buy off the media and control of political outcomes and opposing the support of foreign military action, such as in Korea, against interests outside of the government agenda.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1954 May 1

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The history of Africa

Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech given at the Eight International Student Conference at Bard College on the history of Africa.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1952 May 27

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The Negro problems of the United States

Yellow Springs (Ohio) - Typed draft of a speech given at the Conference on Civil Rights at Antioch College concerning social problems in the United States from a historical and an economic stand point; discusses "The Negro Problem" and discrimination in the United States.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Apr. 28

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Louis Burnham

New York (N.Y.) - In a memorial speech for his friend Louis Burnham, Du Bois makes the case for preventative, socialized medicine as the main means for preventing the untimely deaths of our friends and colleagues.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Civil rights

United States - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech paralleling the life of Saint Vincent De Paul as depicted in the film Monsieur Vincent to the civil rights movement and the labor movement.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1968 Mar. 2

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

March second

Consists of words of advice to his two-month old great-grandson, Arthur Edward McFarlane II. "The thing that has been the secret of whatever I have done is the fact that I have been able to earn a living by doing the work that I wanted to do and work which the world needed." This is a clean final draft.

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