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New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the number of lynchings from 1919 to 1930.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1931 Nov. 4
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New York (N.Y.) - Editorial by Roscoe Conkling Bruce entitled "Typographical Emancipation," addressing the issue of the capitalization of the word "Negro"; asserting that "Americans of African descent... have truly and fully earned the right to be classified as persons rather than things"; listing periodicals which have agreed to this new typographical convention and the one party which ... more
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Dunbar News
1930 Mar. 26
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New York (N.Y.) - Signed Roscoe Conkling Bruce; requesting that Du Bois send Mrs. Poston, the paper's secretary, a "criticism of a recent book of yours and, if not, a copy of the book!" Apologizing for the error and explaining it was generated entirely by "the young woman's... enthusiasm."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Dunbar News
1929 Apr. 13
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New York (N.Y.) - Signed James H. Hubert, Executive Secretary; regarding Bruce's letter on the "capitalization of N in the word Negro," admitting that the issue "frankly has never occurred to me as of paramount importance" and doubting that "it matters very much whether we are called Negroes or colored people": "What does matter materially is what kind of people we are."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

New York Urban League
1930 Feb. 7
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New York (N.Y.) - Addressed "My dear Mr. Bruce"; acknowledging the good news that the Atlantic Monthly is now printing the word "Negro" with a capital N, and prodding, "Why not start on the New York Times?"
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1930 Feb. 6
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New York (N.Y.) - Asking that The Crisis exchange with The Dunbar News. Asking for a "good glossy print" of Du Bois. Signed by Roscoe Conkling Bruce.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Dunbar News
1929 Aug. 2
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Washington (D.C.) - Addressed to Roscoe Bruce; signed Mary A. Tate, Assistant to the Public Printer. Acknowledging Bruce's letter of 8 March, and informing him that it has been referred to the Office's Style Board. Possibly enclosed in correspondence with W. E. B. Du Bois concerning the issue of capitalizing the word "Negro."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

United States . Government Printing Office . Office of the Public Printer
1930 Mar. 12
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New York (N.Y.) - Signed Roscoe Conkling Bruce; enclosing and commenting upon a letter regarding the issue of printing the word "Negro" "with a capital N, whether used as a noun or as an adjective," and suggesting that together they compile a list of periodicals who have adopted said usage: "their literary standing ... and circulation must both be emphasized."
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Dunbar News
1930 Apr. 5
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New York (N.Y.) - Signed Roscoe Conkling Bruce; calling for "fellow co-operators" to write letters of "cordial appreciation" to George Horace Lorimer, in thanks for his agreeing to capitalize "Negro" throughout the Saturday Evening Post, "a decision [the significance of which] can hardly be exaggerated." Possibly enclosed in correspondence with W. E. B. Du Bois concerning this matter of capitalizati... more
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Dunbar News
1930 Mar. 19
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New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the Dunbar News' article on Elizabeth Prophet and Augusta Savage.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, 1879-1950
1931 Nov. 10