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Thumbnail of The charter of the United Nations and its provisions for human             rights and the rights of minorities and decisions already taken under this charter

1946

Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982

The charter of the United Nations and its provisions for human rights and the rights of minorities and decisions already taken under this charter

Describing the international organization's weak enforcement for provisions for guaranteeing equality among peoples, and the virtual terra incognita of human rights protection. Composed as Chapter IV of the N.A.A.C.P.'s "Appeal to the World."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of The  present legal and social status of the Negro

1946

Ming, William R., 1911-1974

The present legal and social status of the Negro

Describing the conditions of "second class citizenship" relegated to the Negroes of the United States and exposing the inherently prejudiced "creed" that has long accompanied same. Composed as Chapter III of the N.A.A.C.P.'s "Appeal to the World."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of The  denial of legal rights of American Negroes from             1878 to 1914

1946

Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986

The denial of legal rights of American Negroes from 1878 to 1914

Narrating the legislative and other social circumstances propelling and/or fostering the painfully long history of the denial of legal rights to Negroes from the 18th century to the present day. Composed as Chapter II of the N.A.A.C.P.'s "Appeal to the World." See mums312-b229-i016 for outline.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Introduction to An Appeal to the World

1946

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

Introduction to An Appeal to the World

A draft of W. E. B. Du Bois's introduction to "An Appeal to the World: A Statement on the Denial of Human Rights to Minorities in the Case of Citizens of Negro Descent in the United States of America and an Appeal to the United Nations for Redress."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Petition of right to the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States of             America

1957

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

Petition of right to the President, the Congress and the Supreme Court of the United States of America

United States - Instructing the branches of the federal government to unequivocally defend the rights theoretically afforded to all citizens by the Nation's founding documents and making a series of itemized statements on the signers' positions on and responses to recent decisions taken by the Supreme Court and public administration generally.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of A  petition to the Human Rights Commission of the Social and Economic Council of the         United Nations; and to the several delegations of the member states of the United Nations

1949

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

A petition to the Human Rights Commission of the Social and Economic Council of the United Nations; and to the several delegations of the member states of the United Nations

Draft of the petition exposing and reproaching "a case of injustice done by the United States of America against its own citizens"; that of Rosa Lee Ingram. See mums312-b229-i024 for finalized version.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of The  Negro in American Law

1946

Konvitz, Milton Ridvas, 1908-

The Negro in American Law

Describing the racial inequalities of the present day "that exist because of the law" and "that are sanctioned by the United States Supreme Court and by the laws of legislatures." Composed as Chapter I of the N.A.A.C.P.'s "Appeal to the World."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Outline of The Denial of Legal Rights of American Negroes from             1878 to 1914

1946

Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986

Outline of The Denial of Legal Rights of American Negroes from 1878 to 1914

Outlining the recommended scope of Part II of the forthcoming "Appeal to the World," and narrating the painfully long history of the denial of legal rights to Negroes from the 18th century to the present day. See mums312-b229-i017 for the plan's realization.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Summary of An appeal to the World

1946

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

Summary of An appeal to the World

A summary of the essential points and key arguments of "An Appeal to the World: A Statement on the Denial of Human Rights to Minorities in the Case of Citizens of Negro Descent in the United States of America and an Appeal to the United Nations for Redress."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of A  petition to the President of the United States, the Honorable John F. Kennedy

1961 Feb.

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

A petition to the President of the United States, the Honorable John F. Kennedy

United States - Appealing to Kennedy to remove the "obstacles and racial barriers" that "not only prevent our enjoyment of rights and privileges ... but are as well an impeachment of our democracy" -- among other things.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers