Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Fragment of the title page of the 2nd draft of the pageant, consisting of 5 scenes, 12 episodes, and running 2 and a half hours. See also mums312-b233-i029, i030, i032 for additional notes.
- Pages 95-96 of a report on racially unjust employment practices in the United States by region; assessing the inequalities in earnings evidenced in the "average hourly wages of Negroes and white workers in building trades"; and citing from Frank P. Graham's 1943 opinion in the case of Southport Petroleum Co. vs. Oil Workers' International Union.
1939 Feb. 17
Jourdain, Edwin B., 1900-1986
Evanston (Ill.) - Incomplete letter describing arduous efforts to promote and coordinate "a large Negro group" and the obstacles therewith associated; summarizing the extent of racial prejudice and segregation in the Chicago area, and the "discouraging... failure of Negroes" to respond boldly and effectively to the situation.
1945 May 5
Chicago (Ill.) - Three pages from an issue of the Chicago Defender that includes feature stories on the opening plenary of the United Nations by Du Bois, a Nazi attack on an African American soldier, the U.S. army ban on interracial marriages, the Liberian delegation to the U.N.; editorials by Du Bois, Walter White, S. I. Hayakawa; comics, a social page, obituaries and advertisements.