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1926 May 31

Boddy, James M.

Letter from James M. Boddy to W. E. B. Du Bois

Minneapolis (Minn.) - Commenting on current attitudes and atmospheres surrounding religion, Communism, and praising the "Crisis"'s coverage thereof.

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1929 Mar. 18

Boddy, James M.

Letter from J. M. Boddy to W. E. B. Du Bois

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.

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1930 Aug. 5

Boddy, James M.

Letter from J. M. Boddy to the editor of The Crisis

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."

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1929 Jan. 19

Boddy, James M.

Letter from J. M. Boddy to W. E. B. Du Bois

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.

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1921 Oct. 10

Boddy, James M.

Letter from James M. Boddy to W. E. B. Du Bois

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.

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1929 Apr. 2

Boddy, James M.

Postcard from J. M. Boddy to W. E. B. Du Bois

Canton (Ohio) - Mentioning a personal letter printed in The Crisis. Describing race relations in Canton, Ohio.

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1929 Jan. 19

Boddy, James M.

Note about Sylvanus A. Stockwell

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.

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1926 June 8

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to James M. Boddy

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

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1921 Feb. 7

Boddy, James M.

Letter from James M. Boddy to W. E. B. Du Bois

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.

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1921 Jan. 11

Boddy, James M.

Letter from James M. Boddy to W. E. B. Du Bois

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

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