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1924 Apr. 19

Lincoln Hospital and Home (New York, N.Y.)

Letter from Lincoln Hospital and Home to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Z. M. Wolff; expressing interest in having the school's commencement exercises photographed and written up in a forthcoming edition of the "Crisis" and inquiring into related fees and procedures.

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1924 July 23

Davis, Harry E. (Harry Edward)

Letter from Harry E. Davis to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (on same page), supplying the sought "advice to the colored voter in the approaching campaign" -- to "cast his ballot, quite selfishly, for those who have shown a proper interest toward him" -- and briefly elaborating thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1924 July 30

Dabney, Wendell Phillips, 1865-1952

Letter from W. P. Dabney to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (on same page), supplying the sought "advice to the colored voter in the approaching campaign" -- to "vote for men rather than party" -- and briefly elaborating thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1923 Jan.

Watson, Blanche

Letter from Blanche Watson to Editor of the Crisis

New York (N.Y.) - Commending and commenting on the magazine's coverage of the Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill; describing her understanding of the Bill's origins and early champions; and furnishing abstracts and excerpts from various supporters to substantiate her claim.

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1946 Dec. 9

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Herald Tribune

New York (N.Y.) - Suggesting that the paper remind the United Nations of Philadelphia's penetrative and practically universal color line; that is Civil Rights bill "is loosely drawn and seldom enforced"; and that individuals "who show any pigment in their skin would not... be comfortable or safe from insult in the City of Brotherly Love."

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1924 July 30

Curtis, T. A.

Letter from T. A. Curtis to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (on same page), supplying the sought "advice to the colored voter in the approaching campaign" -- essentially "an attitude of frank expediency" -- and elaborating in brief thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Oct. 20

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Times

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that the editor, or the reporter Anthony Leviero, justify his assertion that President Truman's recent Raleigh speech betrayed "'no yielding on rights' for Southern Negroes," and suggesting that their assessment of his defense of civil rights is "a bit weak."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Times Company

New York (N.Y.) - Pointing out the mistakes "in fact and logic" made in Arthur Hopkins's case against the Actors Equity Association; describing the circumstances surrounding racial prejudice in the performing arts and in other areas of modern life; and insisting that "the time to begin the fight for common human decency is now."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Dec. 6

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Times

New York (N.Y.) - Calling attention to widespread institutionalized racism in the interstate travel industry, "one matter of civil rights which is not often emphasized, but which is of first importance in our national attitude toward caste and public insult."

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