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1929 May 15

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Oscar De Priest

New York (N.Y.) - Addressed to De Priest at the national House of Representatives. Discussing an erroneous report of Du Bois' speech. Asking De Priest to write a statement in defense of "Chicago Negroes." For more information, see items mums312-b181-i323 and mums312-b181-i324, correspondence between Du Bois and Archibald James Carey.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Nov. 24

Lewis, Morris

Letter from Morris Lewis to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Sending Du Bois a lest of "all Negroes elected in the last election."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 June 12

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Morris Lewis

New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois asks for the names of "Negroes elected to office in Illinois."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Dec. 12

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Margaret Deland

New York (N.Y.) - Commenting at length upon her letter and enclosure (mums312-b178-i532) on De Priest's election to Congress; commenting on the political involvement and public service of African Americans in general; and suggesting that the only way one can win office "is by co-operating with a corrupt political machine."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1929 May 16

Lewis, Morris

Letter from Morris Lewis to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Replying on behalf of Oscar De Priest. Telling Du Bois that De Priest is away. Speculating that he will respond as Du Bois suggested. Typed on House of Representatives letterhead.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Mar. 25

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Maurice Lewis

New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois inquires about a newspaper man, C. M. Ellis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Nov. 20

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Oscar De Priest

New York (N.Y.) - Acknowledging the "controversy concerning the part which the American Negro voter is playing or ought to play in politics;" Du Bois goes on to explain that he would like to publish a symposium "from those who know and have though of the matter advising Negro voters along these lines;" asks if De Priest would be willing to contribute an article.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 June 11

Lewis, Maurice

Letter from Maurice Lewis to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Forwarding Du Bois a copy of a letter to Congressman De Priest. Enclosure not with letter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1928 Dec. 3

Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945

Letter from Margaret Deland to W. E. B. Du Bois

Kennebunkport (Me.) - Reflecting fondly on their acquaintance years ago; venturing to enclose a clipping on Oscar de Priests's recent election to Congress, for reprint in the "Crisis"; and commenting briefly on the event's significance.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 Dec. 16

De Priest, Oscar, 1871-1951

Letter from Oscar De Priest to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Acknowledging receipt of Du Bois' letter (mums312-b185-004); forwards Du Bois an article as requested. Enclosure not with letter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers