Gallery view

1962 July 8

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Kwame Nkrumah

Accra (Ghana) - Informing Nkrumah that he must leave for London for "special hospitalization"; requesting sick leave from his duties as Secretariat for the Encyclopedia Africana; informing him that Alphaeus Hunton will remain in charge while he is away.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 Feb. 2

Padmore, George, 1902-1959

Letter from George Padmore to W. E. B. Du Bois

Accra (Ghana) - Apologizing once again for his lapse in correspondence; noting his assumption of an advisory post to Ghanaian Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah; describing efforts to bring Du Bois and Shirley to Accra; and outlining excitedly their progress.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1961 Jan. 4

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to President of Ghana

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Addressed to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah; describing the results of his preliminary efforts on the Encyclopedia Africana and tabulating the revised weekly cost of conducting introductory work thereon.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1957 Nov. 19

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

This book stirred my imagination

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech reviewing "Ghana: The Autobiography of Kwame Nkrumah;" discusses the life of Kwame Nkrumah, colonization, imperialism, and Pan-African congresses.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1962 June 13

Ghana . Functions Secretariat

Letter from Ghana Functions Secretariat to Kwame Nkrumah

Accra (Ghana) - Concerning the presentation of the Lenin Peace Prize for 1961 to Kwame Nkrumah.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1961 Mar. 22

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to President of Ghana

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah; describing the prospect of Dr. Gene Weltfish lending her assistance to the African Institute and endorsing her competence and expertise; "there is no person in America who could be of more help to your African studies."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1957 Sept. 20

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

Colonialism

Long Island City (New York, N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech concerning the history of colonialism and imperialism; discusses Ghana and the accomplishments of Kwame Nkrumah.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1961 Mar. 30

Ghana . President (1961-1966 : Nkrumah)

Letter from President of Ghana to W. E. B. Du Bois

Accra (Ghana) - Signed Kwame Nkrumah; thanking him for his recent letters and rejoicing in the Encyclopedia Africana's steady progress; relaying his recent return from London and plans to "try and take a few days complete rest to get my batteries re-charged!"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Oct. 10

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

Correspondence pertaining to the 'Encyclopedia Africana'

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Listing the persons and institutions from whom he's received replies with regard to the compilation and redaction of the Encyclopedia Africana.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1963 Aug.

Nana Nketsi pouring libations to the gods of Africa, Kwame Nkrumah, Shirley Graham Du Bois, and others with heads bowed

Ghana - Nana Nketsia, paramount chief, pouring libations to the god of Africa before the casket was removed from the house; part of the ceremony for the state funeral for W. E. B. Du Bois in August 1963.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers