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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."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 May 9

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Jean Laffitte; correcting and supersedes his own recent letter (mums312-b144-i317), naming American members of the World Peace Council left out in his previous list; naming seven others (himself among them) who are willing to serve; and noting efforts to recruit further members.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1952 Jan. 14

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Jean Laffitte; regretting he will not be able to attend the conference in Rio later that month, due to urgent dental work and difficulty attaining a passport; and enclosing a letter to be read thereat.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1952 Jan. 23

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Jean Laffitte; noting that the postponement of the Rio conference makes his attendance "possible but not certain" and noting present and future plans to secure his presence thereat with the State Dept.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1957 June 8

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

Memorandum from W. E. B. Du Bois and Shirley Graham to World Peace Council

New York (N.Y.) - Deeply regretting their inability to join them in Colombo, Ceylon, and suggesting that "if American citizens felt free to express their wishes they would vote overwhelmingly for peace, disarmament, and abolition of nuclear bombs."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1951 June 26

Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976

Statement by Mr. Paul Robeson

New York (N.Y.) - In his capacity as American representative of the World Peace Council (alongside Willard Uphaus; see also mums312-b135-i423), describing the Council's formation and agenda; outlining its beliefs and approaches to lasting world peace; citing extensively from remarks made by leaders and speakers at the Council's recent sessions; and urging the United Nations to take certa... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1951 June 25

World Peace Council

Letter from World Peace Council to International Longshoresman's and Warehouseman's Union

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Paul Robeson and Willard Uphaus; addressed to President Harry Bridges; describing their assignment to an represent the nation at an impending session of the United Nations and inviting him to observe same "in order that you may have first-hand knowledge of the viewpoint and recommendations of the Council."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1951 July 20

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; updating them on the status of the World Peace Council's impending delegation before the United Nations (introduced in mums312-b135-i422) and summarizing Security Council President Jacob Malik's actions with respect to said enterprise.

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, John Darr, and Howard Fast to World Peace Council

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Jean Laffitte; naming the American peace activists still interested in participating in the World Peace Council and noting a handful of others fully willing to serve thereon, if elected.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 June 7

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

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

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Jean Laffitte; enclosing a statement concerning American membership to the Council signed by himself, Paul Robeson, John Darr, and Howard Fast, and requesting that he confirm receipt of same.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers