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1888

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

The financial south

Nashville (Tenn.) - Handwritten draft of speech about the necessity of financial stability for African Americans in the South. Importance of education and religion emphasized, but Southern financial independence noted as the key to the success of the end of discrimination. Direct comment to Fisk University faculty made near the conclusion.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1954 June

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

Democracy fails in America

United States - Typed draft of a speech given during Du Bois' West Coast lecture tour explaining how and why democracy has failed in America, especially for "Black American Citizens in the South;" discusses the New Deal, peace movements, and the Progressive Party.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers