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1919 Aug. 7

Williams, Jerome E.

Letter from Jerome E. Williams to Crisis

Camden (N.J.) - Granting permission to publish his complaints about the A.E.F. in the September "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Jan. 25

York, William H.

Letter from William H. York to W. E. B. Du Bois

Le Mans (France) - Describing his ongoing troubles trying to secure leave from his station in France; inquiring into Du Bois's progress on Conference preparations and representation; wishing him every success in his endeavors; and describing functions for servicemen in the works under A. E. F. auspices.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919

Venters, George W.

Lecture of Brigadier General Sherboune

Transcript of speech given by Brigadier General John H. Sherman at la Chappell-Moche in Orne, France on January 8th, 1919 concerning Army order forbidding black soldiers visits to French villages.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Aug. 7

Williams, Jerome E.

Letter from Jerome E. Williams to Crisis

Camden (N.J.) - Complaining of the poor treatment he and other black soldiers faced during their stationing in France and their even more poor reception upon the conclusion of the war, and enclosing permission to publish complaint to the A.E.F. in the September "Crisis."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919

Venters, George W.

Order from headquarters, 92nd Division

Transcript of an Army order prohibiting black soldiers from going to French villages during World War I. Order given by command of Brigadier General Erwin. Contain notes from Vester.

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.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1920 June 16

Caldwell, W. A.

Letter from W. A. Caldwell to Editor of the Crisis

Manila (Philippines) - Commenting at length at the "shameless performance" of Colonel Greer; reflecting with disgust on the ubiquitous instances of disgrace deriving from America's involvement in World War I; adding to that list, with an anecdote of a colored soldier who was brutally assaulted in a Spartanberg hotel following his war service; and enclosing a letter on all this intended for publicatio... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1923

Picture postcard of Demba et Dupont [blank]

France - A postcard of the "Demba et Dupont" monument erected in honor of the creators of French West Africa and the glory of the black army in World War I, and commemorating the life of colonial administrator Louis Faidherbe. The statue was later relocated outside the train station of Dakar, Senegal and embellished with further plaques in memory of other administrators.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Nov. 19

Waller, E. Holsey

Letter from E. Holsey Waller to the editor of The Crisis

Detroit (Mich.) - Concerning materials on the 536th Engineers Service Bureau for Du Bois's history of African Americans during World War I.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1921 Dec. 27

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Sidney Hollander

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning the service record of African American troops during World War I.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers