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1920 May

Black Star Line, Inc.

First excursion boat of the Negro race owned by the Black Star Line steamship corporation

New York (N.Y.) - Advertising daily excursions on the Hudson River on May 16 1920 with the Black Star Line. Gives times, price, and locations.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 Feb. 10

Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971

Letter from Arthur B. Spingarn to Wilford H. Smith

New York (N.Y.) - Informs Smith that Du Bois did not agree to the retraction statement he suggested for publication in The Crisis. Offers two additional drafts of retraction statements along with information about the location of the retraction in the March issue of The Crisis. Asks for immediate reply. Further drafts of retraction statements can be found in items mums312-b166-i108, mums312-b166-i10... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920

Black Star Line, Inc.

Circular letter from Black Star Line to unidentified correspondent

Envisions the future of the black race in Africa. Urges black men to join the revolution by investing in the Black Star Line. Gives information about purchasing stock.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1922 Sept. 21

Dorsinville, Luc

Letter from Luc Dorsinville to W. E. B. Du Bois

Port au Prince (Haiti) - Comments on an article in the September issue of The Crisis. Discusses the Black Star Line, especially the S. S. Yarmouth.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920 May

Universal Negro Improvement Association

Report of Universal Negro Improvement Association and Black Star Line

Reports new purchases of ships by the Black Star Line. Mentions an upcoming convention of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. Discusses purchasing shares. Advertises boat excursions.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920

Universal Negro Improvement Association

Speech asking for support for Universal Negro Improvement Association [fragment]

Gives an update on the progress of the Black Star Line and Negro Factories Corporation. Asks "every member of the race" to buy shares in these companies. Emphasizes new opportunities that will lead to "a great African Empire." Fragment, labeled page 2.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 Feb.

Draft of retraction statement

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of a retraction statement to correct an erroneous claim in The Crisis that the Yarmouth vessel owned by the Black Star Line is a wooden rather than a steel vessel. Presumably written by Arthur Spingarn or W. E. B. Du Bois. Final proposed drafts can be found in item mums312-b166-i107.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920 Feb. 14

Note about Marcus Garvey's Black Star Line

Discusses Marcus Garvey's plans to acquire another ship for his Black Star Line. Mentions a coal shortage affecting the S. S. Frederick Douglass.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 Feb.

Draft of retraction statement

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of a retraction statement to correct an erroneous claim in The Crisis that the Yarmouth vessel owned by the Black Star Line is a wooden rather than a steel vessel. Presumably written by Arthur Spingarn or W. E. B. Du Bois. Final proposed drafts can be found in item mums312-b166-i107.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920 Aug. 28

Lewis, D. D.

D. D. Lewis speech before Universal Negro Improvement Association

Discusses fund raising by Universal Negro Improvement Association. Asks for support from "Negroes everywhere."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers