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1935

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

1924 Aug. 15

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to J. H. Sherwood

New York (N.Y.) - Per his letter (mums312-b168-i523), commenting on the War Dept.'s duplicitous attitude and discriminatory policies towards "colored officers" in World War I and elaborating on coverage of same recently featured in the "Crisis"

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1924 Aug. 4

Sherwood, Jose H.

Letter from Jose H. Sherwood to Editor of the Crisis

Saint Paul (Minn.) - Relaying his shock upon reading the recent feature on "Colored Training Camps"; seeking further information on the "future attitude" of the War Dept. with respect thereto; and noting the impending International Conference of the Knights Templar, to take place in Pittsburgh.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1919 Nov. 13

Maryland . Council of Defense, 1917-1920

Letter from Maryland Council of Defense to W. E. B. Du Bois

Baltimore (Md.) - Concerning a request for historical material on the 92nd and 93rd divisions of the United States Army.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers