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1919 Apr. 12

Letter from unidentified correspondent to Editor of the Crisis

Fort Eustis (Va.) - From "a boy from Camp Eustis"; describing the Fort as "hell on earth" and elaborating on efforts to complain formally to the War Dept., noting in dismay that he and other draftees do "nothing but laboring work," are prevented from making or receiving visits, grossly underpaid, victims of overt racial discrimination, and hugely mistreated despite their immeasurable sacri... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Dec. 5

War Camp Community Service (U.S.)

Letter from War Camp Community Service to W. E. B. Du Bois

Louisville (Ky.) - Signed Lawrence A. Oxley, Director of Colored Work; describing the racial atmosphere and prejudiced administration of the War Camp in Louisville and suggesting that he use said info in a forthcoming "Crisis" feature.

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

Proposal for book on Negro troops

Atlanta (Ga.) - Concerns book about "the whole history of the draft of the colored soldiers in camp in the United States" and their experiences in France in the first world war. Describes research already conducted, work still left to do, and resources needed to complete book. Unsigned.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920 June 16

Caldwell, W. A.

Agent Colonel Greer's letter to Senator McKeller

Manila (Philippines) - Alleging that Colonel Greer managed in 18th months to achieve the infamy of none other than Judas; attacking his slanderous letter on colored World War I troops; and questioning ironically if disloyalty is but a requisite component of a great crisis.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers