Gallery view

1950

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

Discontent and perseverance

Chattanooga (Tenn.) - Typed draft of a speech emphasizing the importance of educating children; states that "the Negroes of Chattanooga, the Negroes of America must become discontented" and encourages them to persevere.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1956 July 3

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

Panorama of progress

Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech stressing the importance of education.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1891 Mar. 10

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

Does education pay?

Boston (Mass.) - Handwritten and printed assembly of a speech delivered before the National Colored League of Boston on the state of education amongst African Americans there. Includes discussion of the benefits of education, and alternatives to college such as libraries, literary societies, and chatauqua circles.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 June 6

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

Education and work

Washington (D.C.) - Typed draft of commencement address delivered at Howard University on education, working life, race identity and economics.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1950 Apr. 10

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

Elementary education and war

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of speech stressing the lack of good early education and the atmosphere of fear fueled by the national press and government organizations can only lead to another world war.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1950 Apr. 10

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

Elementary education and war

New York (N.Y.) - Speech stressing the lack of good early education in the black community; discussing the atmosphere of fear fueled by the national press and government organizations which "can only lead to another world war".

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1951 Jan. 11

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

The social significance of these three cases

New Haven (Conn.) - Draft of speech, typed and with notations, given at Yale University examining recent legislation related to civil rights for African Americans; spelling out the persistence of discrimination in the South in terms of employment, voting and education. Reference to three cases advancing the rights of African Americans, without stating them, with emphasis on how color discriminati... more

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1956 Aug. 18

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

Integration

Far Rockaway (New York, N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech summarizing African American history and stressing the importances of integration in education.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 May 26

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

Ho! everyone that thirsteth

Nashville (Tenn.) - In his 1958 Commencement address at Fisk University Du Bois recalls his education at Fisk. Although the school was lacking in facilities and materials, Du Bois says that he received a fine education that fulfilled his burning thirst for knowledge and intellectual inquiry. After graduating he was dismayed to find that his academic research was often hampered since Amer... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1935

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

The Negro school and social reorganization

Typed draft of speech discussing the reliance on schools as a leader in social reform as opposed to working to change economic conditions and the role of churches.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers