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1905

Stamp out vice, aim of Negroes race leaders in Chicago to make war on colored people's dens

Chicago (Ill.) - Newspaper article describing recent violent events and the organization of a Negro law and order league.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1905 Mar. 20

Wilkins, D. R.

Letter from D. R. Wilkins to William Monroe Trotter

Chicago (Ill.) - Attesting to Booker T. Washington's offer to pay for support of his work in The Conservator newspaper. Annotation from William Monroe Trotter forwarding this letter to W. E. B. Du Bois for their investigation of Booker T. Washington.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1917

Saint Louis Star

Refugees, East St. Louis, Illinois

East St. Louis (Ill.) - Group portrait of African American refugees on the streets of East St. Louis after the 1917 race riot. Caption: "Negro refugees" with photographer's stamp from the St. Louis Star Daily Pictorial Page (?).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1917

East St. Louis, Illinois riot, 1917

East St. Louis (Ill.) - Scene of the 1917 race riot that broke out in East St. Louis, Illinois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1918 Nov. 10

Miller, William Gladstone

When our boys went over the top

Illinois - Poem written by Miller of the "a" 365th Infantry, 92nd Division; American Expeditionary Forces; reflects upon soldiers in World War I.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Aug. 1

Muncie Evening Press

Murdering a negro in Chicago riot

Muncie (Ind.) - Photo of police officer and bystander assaulting African American during Chicago race riot Summer 1919.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Sept. 16

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to the Newspaper Enterprise Association

Muncie (Ill.) - Concerning a request for a photograph from the Chicago Riot.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Sept. 18

Muncie Evening Press

Letter from Muncie Evening Press to W. E. B. Du Bois

Muncie (Ind.) - Concerning a request for an original copy of a photograph from the Chicago Riot of 1919.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 26

Weaver, Archie

Letter from Archie L. Weaver to Augustus Granville Dill

Chicago (Ill.) - Concerning missing issues of the Crisis magazine, a visit to Chicago, and work of the Freemasons of Mount Hebron Lodge, No. 29, Chicago to support black employees of the Chicago Post Office. Mentions bringing this issue to the attention of W. E. B. Du Bois. Signed by Archie L. Weaver, Corresponding Secretary for the Mount Hebron Lodge. Sent to the attention of A. G. Dill at the Crisis offices.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers