Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
New York (N.Y.) - Du Bois's article on the African-American vote for the Chicago "Defender," as commissioned by Metz T. P. Lochard (mums312-b145-i391), describing the key factors in the 1956 election and outlining a series of articles the "Defender" should run thereon.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
New York (N.Y.) - A spare piece "to be used in an emergency" with Hughes's weekly "Defender" column, discussing the nature of performing spirituals and citing from W. E. B. Du Bois's description thereof in "the most beautiful pages ever written about music in our country," in a chapter of "Souls of Black Folk."
1912 Oct. 12
Oppenheim, James, 1882-1932
New York (N.Y.) - Taken from volume 73, number 3332 of this New York weekly, and addressing the nebulous nature of the late Robert Johnson's conviction, and describing the gritty details of his lynching and mutilation amidst roaring and cheering crowds.