Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
In this 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, poems and plays, Progressive Party membership, editorship of the Encyclopedia Africana and work as a leader in the American peace movement. Additions to this draft include a mention of his travels in the West Indies, meeting Jomo Kenyatta and Kwame Nkrumah. This is an incomplete draft of the speech.