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1946 Sept. 16

Negro Digest

Letter from Negro Digest to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Ben Burns, Executive Editor; describing the enduring civil, social and political inequalities suffered by "American Negro" and soliciting from him a 1500-2000 word article for the Digest on the question of whether they can "expect to win full freedom in America by 1965."

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1946 Apr. 12

Chicago Newspaper Guild

Letter from Chicago Newspaper Guild to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Meredith S. Johns, Chicago Defender Unit; inviting him to become a member of the Guild; soliciting from him "a short statement" to print in its impending small "souvenir booklet," with his "comment on the newspaper profession of anything you care to say."

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1946 Sept. 30

Negro Digest

Letter from Negro Digest to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Ben Burns, Executive Editor; looking forward to seeing his article by mid-October (see mums312-b111-i144 for details) and thanking him for the contribution.

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1946 Nov. 11

Negro Digest

Letter from Negro Digest to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Ben Burns, Executive Editor; citing from Homer Smith's recent letter to the Digest commenting on Du Bois's recent article therein (see mums312-b111-i144 for related commission).

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1946 Apr. 14

Chicago Newspaper Guild

Letter from Chicago Newspaper Guild to W. E. B. Du Bois

Chicago (Ill.) - Signed Robert Lucas, Chairman; noting new negotiations underway between the Guild and the Chicago Defender and summarizing its impact on him -- "minimum salaries for columnists will be set at $55 per week to start" -- and urging him to not sign any separate contracts directly with the paper "until negotiations have been completed."

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