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1920

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

The damnation of Debra Jones

Notes on a story of a woman haunted by a great crisis and concerned about her children.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

The segregation of Thomas [notes]

Choppily outlining the sequence of events of a story about a certain Thomas's "sordid outlook" upon the sale of a homestead.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

Unidentified story [fragment]

The 25th page of an unidentified story in which a certain character snarls at his gorgeous guardsmen.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

Schoolteacher

An account of a conversation among townsfolk on race relations, politics, higher education, and civil rights, while they seek shelter from the rain.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1900

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

The thief

A tale of a man who, after contemplating suicide in a state of impending financial ruin, feigns his own death so as to provide for his wife and child, and ultimately concocts another scheme to be reunited with them, "in the desert of paradise, far away from other people."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

The return of Mossi-Koi

Typed draft of a one-act play of the miraculous return of a certain princess's husband, their tense encounter upon reunion, and granting of forgiveness. See mums312-b236-i076 for typescript.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920

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

Ldela (Lizard and Pakena)

A short tale about a deal that goes sour between Pakena, a goat thief, and the lizard who saves him, only to receive twenty-five lashes, and lament, "And this is mankind's way?"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

The black man brings his gifts

United States - A casually-told first-person-plural narrative about the race relations and social perceptions influencing the founding of a small Indiana town's Women's Club Federation, and subsequent analysis of the multicultural melting-pot origins of most "American" arts and traditions, concluding with the finding that "laborers and drudges and slaves" are the ones "who made this bi... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1910

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

Fables from within the veil

A hand-scripted tale about a woman who is offered the choice between a black or white baby, and is forced to consider the "color" of the infant's soul.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1906

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

The jewel [fragment]

Fragment of a tale in which a porter tells of once receiving a fine jewel from a somnambulant passenger and the rather strange aftermath on a railroad trip to Atlanta, only to ultimately admit that he's embellished his tale, and that it is all true, except that part about "the jewel." See mums312-b236-i036, i037 for completed drafts; i053 for additional fragment.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers