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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1961 Feb.
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A list of the typographical errors to be corrected in the Introduction (mums312-b229-i015) ; Summary (mums312-b229-i021) ; and 4 Chapters (i017, i018, i019, i020) 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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1946
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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)

Konvitz, Milton Ridvas, 1908-
1946
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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)

Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986
1946
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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1957
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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)

Logan, Rayford Whittingham, 1897-1982
1946
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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-i023 for draft.
(W. E. B. Du Bois Papers)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1949
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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)

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
1949
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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)

Ming, William R., 1911-1974
1946
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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)

Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986
1946