Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
In this revised draft of a biographical speech, Du Bois touches on the major milestones of his life. Topics include his childhood in Western Massachusetts, education at Fisk and Harvard, research and writing, founding of the Niagara Movement, membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, editorship of The Crisis, participation in Pan-African Congresses, Progressive Party membership, and work as a leader in the American peace movement. In this draft Du Bois also adds references to his family life, mentions his major published works by name, discusses his poetry, novels, and plays, the editorship of the Phylon and work on the Encyclopedia Africana and makes many more direct references to people who worked as his organizational peers and research collaborators.