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1955 Feb. 20

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

Africa and Afro-America

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech concerning United States relations with Africa and the history of African Americans in the United States.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 Feb. 11

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

Gift of black folk

Brooklyn (New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech given at the Daniel Lapidus Civic Club concerning "The Negro's gifts to America," and the history of the African American.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1945

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

The American Negro and the labor movement

United States - Typed draft of speech with handwritten notes and corrections tracing the history of African Americans and labor. Looks at advances and failures through to modern history.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1905

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

James Oglethorpe

Atlanta (Ga.) - Handwritten draft of speech about the founder of the state of Georgia and why there is an institution named after him on the Atlanta University campus. The history of the world Oglethorpe was born into and what his contributions to the founding of the United States are outlined. Interesting to note: two distinct styles of handwriting are evident, even on the same page at ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1954 Apr. 24

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

Africa and Afro-America

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of speech given to the Council on African Affairs' Working Conference in Support of African Liberation concerning United States foreign relations with Africa, conditions in Africa, and colonialism and colonization in Africa and worldwide.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 Mar. 31

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

A history of the last forty years

Washington (D.C.) - In a speech at Howard University, Du Bois gives his interpretation of the prior forty years of history (1917-1947). He casts World War I as an attempt by European powers to redistribute their colonies, and says that United States got involved only begrudgingly out of the interests of Big Business. The New Deal was a "distinct step toward socialism". World War II was ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1954 Feb. 4

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

The future of the American Negro [fragment]

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of speech given at the Jefferson School in New York concerning the history and future of the "American Negro," including Reconstruction. Argues that the future of the "American Negro" "depends upon planned economy, the development of art and literature, and an understanding of socialism."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1954 Feb. 4

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

The future of the American Negro

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of speech given at the Jefferson School in New York concerning the history and future of the "American Negro," including Reconstruction. Argues that the future of the "American Negro" "depends upon planned economy, the development of art and literature, and an understanding of socialism."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947 Jan. 25

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

Civil rights legislation before and after the passage of the 14th amendment

Washington (D.C.) - Typed draft of speech for the National Lawyers Guild on the historical atmosphere in the United States before and after the 14th Amendment was adopted.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Feb. 15

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

Missing pages in American history

Boston (Mass.) - Typed draft of speech discussing five sets of little known historical facts of American history involving African Americans including: Crispus Attucks and the first national holiday, Benjamin Banneker and the laying out of the city of Washington, African American involvement during the War of 1812 and Civil War and the cultural contributions of Africa to America.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers