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1955 Mar. 28

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Chinese People's Committee for World Peace

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Kuo Mo Jo; describing the general American population's awareness of the U.S.A.'s role as "war monger" and outlining its continued efforts against this; and regretting that the government has restricted his and fellow citizens' foreign travel so much that it will be "practically impossible" for any Americans to attend the peace conference described in his recent letter (mu... more

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1955 Apr. 19

World Peace Council

Letter from World Council of Peace to W. E. B. Du Bois

Vienna (Austria) - Signed Jean Laffitte; thanking him for his letter on the stinted struggle for peace in the U.S. (mums312-b144-i304); describing approaches towards the Council's most sound initiatives and endeavors; requesting that he recommend "detailed proposals" for working with American peace activists; and that he constructively criticize the agenda for the May 22-29 meeting to tak... more

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1952 Apr. 24

Hyman, Lillian, 1916-2012

Letter from Lillian Hyman to Paul Robeson

New York (N.Y.) - For W. E. B. Du Bois, and per the matter of arranging "an American organization directly in alliance with the World Peace Council," enclosing advice garnered from Gloria Agrin, and pledging to write Mr. Laffette as well on the matter.

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1951 June 23

World Peace Council

Circular letter from World Peace Council to W. E. B. Du Bois

Prague (Czech Republic) - Signed Jean Laffitte, General Secretary; summarizing and justifying the accomplishments made and resolutions adopted at the Council's recent meetings in Warsaw and Berlin; announcing the date of the next meeting, to convene in Moscow and outlining the goals for that session; and hoping for recipients' continued participation and feedback.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Jan. 4

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to International Institute for Peace

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to F. Vigne; per his letter of December 30, 1959 (mums312-b149-i307), pledging to try to send a message and a 2000-word article in advance of the Conference of African Peoples in Tunis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 May 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, and Howard Fast to World Peace Council at Helsinki

New York (N.Y.) - The three leaders' message to the Conference attendees, pledging full support of and cooperation with their aims and efforts; noting the obstacles to the growth of the peace movement in the U.S. and pledging that it is "large and growing nonetheless."

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1951 June

All Union Conference of Peace Supporters (Soviet Union)

Telegram from All Union Conference of Peace Supporters to W. E. B. Du Bois

Moscow (Russia) - Inviting him to an August 25 conference to promote "durable and lasting peace throughout the world."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1951 June 23

Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976

Memorandum from Paul Robeson and Willard Uphaus to U.S. Members of the World Council for Peace

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to the fifteen American members, W. E. B. Du Bois among them; relaying the United Nations' reception of a Council delegation and announcing themselves as the two members appointed thereto; and inviting recipients to join them as "the wtwo of us have decided [that] would be proper."

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1954 May 10

New Jersey Conference on Peace, Trade, and Jobs

Letter from New Jersey Conference on Peace, Trade, and Jobs to W. E. B. Du Bois

Nutley (N.J. : Township) - Signed Dorothy Eldridge; relaying the location of the May 15 Conference and related logistical info.

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1961 Oct. 17

World Peace Council

Letter from World Peace Council to W. E. B. Du Bois

Vienna (Austria) - Signed J. D. Bernal, Chairman; announcing the meeting of the Council's next session (on nuclear disarmament, that December in Stockholm) and hoping he can attend.

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