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1905

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

James Oglethorpe

Atlanta (Ga.) - Handwritten draft of speech about the founder of the state of Georgia and why there is an institution named after him on the Atlanta University campus. The history of the world Oglethorpe was born into and what his contributions to the founding of the United States are outlined. Interesting to note: two distinct styles of handwriting are evident, even on the same page at ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1961

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

A soliloquy on viewing my life from the last decade of its first century

Accra (Ghana) - Autobiography by Du Bois written sometime in 1961. Covers all the events of his life from his birth in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, schooling at Fisk and Harvard, teaching at Atlanta University, formation of the Niagara Movement and NAACP, his trial in 1951 and more.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers