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1949 June 27

United States . Supreme Court

Letter from United States Supreme Court to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Signed Charles Elmore Cropley, Clerk; citing from an order entered by the Court that day in the case of Dennis v. United States, essentially trasnferring the case to the summary docket, and denying Paul Robeson's motion to file a brief of amicus curaie (see mums312-b125-i173).

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1938 Jan. 4

Miller, Kelly, 1863-1939

The Renunciation of Dr. W. E. B. DuBois, Part II

Washington (D.C.) - Critique of Du Bois's renunciation and idealism: "Dr. DuBois steps down from his lofty pedestal of human rights and race equality and puts his reliance in a dubious political-economic experiment. Negro autarchy or political, industrial, or economic autonomy in the midst of an arrogant overpowering democracy is not only unfeasibly but unthinkable." Lambastes Du Bois's ... more

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1947 Jan. 25

National Lawyers Guild

Civil Rights Conference program

Washington (D.C.) - Describing the purposes and proceedings of the "Legal Conference on Federal Power to Protect Civil Rights," hosted by the Guild, the Bar Association, and the NAACP, and featuring an address by W. E. B. Du Bois on "Civil Rights Legislation -- Before and After the 14th amendment"; citing passages of the U.S. Constitution; and including a detachable RSVP form.

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Application for leave to file and brief amicus curiae

Washington (D.C.) - On behalf of "Negro Americans," and the citizenship at large, applying to file as amici curaie a brief against the case United States v. John Gates; discussing the issue's "special importance to Negro Americans seeking to escape the degradation of 'second-class citizenship' and Jim Crow oppression"; describing the case and its implications at length, and providing the l... more

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1908 Oct. 5

National Independent Political League, Washington, D.C.

Circular of Petition to Theodore Roosevelt from the National Negro American Political League

Washington (D.C.) - Printed copy of a petition to protest the dishonorable discharge of Mingo Saunders for an alleged racial incedent in Brownsville, TX.

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1956 Feb. 13

Franklin, John Hope, 1915-2009

Letter from John Hope Franklin to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Offering some critical comments on Du Bois's "Color-Line in the United States, 1956" diagram, and describing the racial makeup of churches in Southern States.

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

1954 Sept. 15

Lorch, Lee

Statement by Lee Lorch before a subcommittee of the House Un-American Activities Committee

Washington (D.C.) - Copy of Lee Lorch's statement prepared for his compulsory appearance before a subcommittee of the Committee, criticizing the government's "constitutional safeguards of the rights of Negroes; describing his efforts in that regard and his educational and professional background; and opposing the Committee's rights to "examine the private opinions and beliefs of private ci... more

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1947 Jan. 15

Ming, William R., 1911-1974

Letter from William R. Ming, Jr. to W. E. B. Du Bois

Washington (D.C.) - Enclosing a mimeographed copy of his article for the NAACP's petition to the United Nations; expressing his interest in the other chapters thereof; but regretting that "no matter what the law of the United States says, the rights of Negroes are disregarded and the courts do not furnish adequate remedy for that denial of those rights."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Mar. 13

Washington Post Company

Capitol aide's extra job attacked and defended

Washington (D.C.) - Reprint distributed by the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee of a Post feature exposing Richard Arens's employment as a private consultant to a private fund and describing the unconstitutionality of his contract and the alien-phobic and discriminatory aspects of the related organizations.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers