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1906

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

The black man brings his gifts

United States - A casually-told first-person-plural narrative about the race relations and social perceptions influencing the founding of a small Indiana town's Women's Club Federation, and subsequent analysis of the multicultural melting-pot origins of most "American" arts and traditions, concluding with the finding that "laborers and drudges and slaves" are the ones "who made this bi... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

Fear

United States - Mary is scared out of her wits by a "sinister, unfamiliar," looming black face in the forest; then is rescued, romantically, by a white man; and discusses her misadventures with her landlady. Resolution is choppily outlined by Du Bois in present tense on third page. Previously called "Wilda Is Frightened"; see mums312-b236-i044.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

Wilda is frightened

United States - A heavily edited story of a woman frightened by a "looming" black face in the forest; her rescue by a man with a white face and "careless wind-blown hair"; a reflection on the fear she felt by the black man's presence; and a description of their second encounter, as they both flee to the north. Subsequently retitled "Fear"; see mums312-b236-i045.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers