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New York (N.Y.) - Thanking him for his complimentary letter (mums312-b171-i518) and noting his agreement "with nearly everything you say" therein.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1926 June 8
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Hoping that a young man trained in ethnology might write for The Crisis. Mentions a recent comment made that "the Africans are unassimilable." Subscribes to The Crisis. Voices his view that Thomas Paine (spelled Payne in the letter) was an abolitionist and urges Du Bois to publish something about him.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1921 Jan. 10
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Expresses his approval of Du Bois's article about Thomas Jesse Jones and says that Jones is obstructing the progress of the race. Discusses how different ways of thinking indicate progress. Emphasizes the importance of selecting black leaders. Urges Du Bois to contact Mr. Fred Moore about Thomas Jesse Jones. Argues that black leadership, especially in churches, is crucial.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1921 Oct. 10
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Wondering if The Crisis can be printed "by its own printing plant...employing colored printers." Clarifying that he wants Du Bois to think about the matter "and throw this letter in the waste basket."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1930 Aug. 5
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Commenting on current attitudes and atmospheres surrounding religion, Communism, and praising the "Crisis"'s coverage thereof.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1926 May 31
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Mentioning that Mr. Stockwell is a stockholder in the Frankin Co-op Creamery Association and that Boddy is the only "colored man" of this group.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1929 Jan. 19
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Refers to an earlier letter in which he suggested Du Bois search for a young ethnographer to contribute to The Crisis. Identifies three magazines he loaned Du Bois earlier and discusses the articles he contributed to them. Asks Du Bois to return the magazines.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1921 Feb. 7
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Says that he loaned Du Bois three "colored American magazines" with articles by him. Expresses his wish for The Crisis to surpass the work of "Negro Companions of the Spanish Explorers." Asks Du Bois to send the magazines back. Discusses the discovery of how to determine "the daily longitude of a ship at sea" which contributed to Anglo-Saxon domination. Includes a note ... more
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1921 Jan. 11
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Describing Matthew Henson's achievements and his lack of recognition. Mentioning that some communities in the south have not heard of the NAACP.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1929 Mar. 18
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Minneapolis (Minn.) - Discussing the discretion of "Dr. Halley" in his discussions of miscegenation and Presbyterian missionaries in Africa. Urging Du Bois to publish something about Matthew Henson in The Crisis. Suggesting that Du Bois congratulate Mr. Stockwell on his election to the legislature of Minnesota.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Boddy, James M.
1929 Jan. 19