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1914 Dec. 18

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Albion W. Small

New York (N.Y.) - Response to circular letter from the American Journal of Sociology sent to prominent intellectuals asking for their thoughts on the important social issues of the day. Original letter is included in Du Bois's response is included in The American Journal of Sociology: Upon what aims, policies, programs, or particular purposes should Americans place chief emphasis ion the immediate future? (mums312-b00... more

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1954 Jan. 20

Pittsburg Courier Publishing Co.

Circular letter from Pittsburgh Courier to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed George S. Schuyler, New York Editor; enclosing a clipping describing the unfair trials of Privates Calvin Dennis and Herman Dennis, and Sargeant Robert Burns, and urging readers and recipients to write letters of protest "IMMEDIATELY" to President Eisenhower.

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1948 May 24

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Mrs. Marcelle Bruyn

New York (N.Y.) - In answer(s) to her query (mums312-b117-i242), asserting that "it is more important to attack poverty than to attack disenfranchisement," on the basis of their respective causes; upholding that cooperative enterprises "are of great importance"; suggesting that "a deliberately segregated economy would eventually be the best way toward attacking economic injustice"; and a... more

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1918 Nov.

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to President Woodrow Wilson

New York (N.Y.) - Draft of letter to Woodrow Wilson concerning the upcoming Paris Peace Conference and the Race problem in America.

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1932 Jan. 10

Roberts, Ruth Logan

Letter from Ruth Logan Roberts to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Graciously accepting his invitation to meet with Franklin F. Hopper and Ernestine Rose of the New York Public Library to discuss the issue of institutionalized racial discrimination.

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1946 Dec. 9

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to New York Herald Tribune

New York (N.Y.) - Suggesting that the paper remind the United Nations of Philadelphia's penetrative and practically universal color line; that is Civil Rights bill "is loosely drawn and seldom enforced"; and that individuals "who show any pigment in their skin would not... be comfortable or safe from insult in the City of Brotherly Love."

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1947 Feb. 6

National Lawyers Guild

Letter from National Lawyers Guild to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Harold Tannen, for the Conference Committee; enclosing a check for $35.68, per his invoice of January 29 (mums312-b114-i220), reflecting travel and lodging expenses to and at the Guild's National Conference, hosted by Howard University on January 25, and thanking him again for the "splendid talk" he delivered there; it "constituted a genuine contribution in the f... more

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1932 Dec. 30

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Harry W. Lukins

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning state laws governing protection against discrimination.

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1956 Nov. 25

Jerome, Alice

Letter from Alice Jerome to Shirley and W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Noting her despair over Jerry's recent accident; describing that individual's assessment of W. E. B.'s political stance and recent actions; and summarizing the essence of the problem presented by the 1956 elections: "Shall the Negro people permit themselves to be used as a football, now to be kicked by this white-supremacist party and now by the other?"

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1930 Feb. 11

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Muriel Rogers

New York (N.Y.) - Commenting on some inaccuracies in her recent letter (mums312-b187-i190) on African Americans' social status and access to services, and declining to print it in the "Crisis" on the basis of its excessive length and exaggeration of fact.

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