Gallery view

1961 Dec. 21

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

Report to the Ghana Academy of Sciences

Africa - Typed draft with corrections of a speech concerning Du Bois' views on Africa, African history, Pan-African Congresses, and the creation of an African Encyclopaedia.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1954 May 1

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

The history of Africa

Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech given at the Eight International Student Conference at Bard College on the history of Africa.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 Jan. 22

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

Africa

Africa - In this speech Du Bois provides an introduction to the history of Africa from antiquity to the contemporary anti-colonial movements. During classical antiquity and the Middle Ages Africa was regarded as one of the centers of civilization. It was only during the Renaissance that there was a shift toward eurocentrism to the extent that today it is possible to be consid... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 Dec.

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

Pan-Africa

Accra (Ghana) - In a speech-by-proxy delivered by Shirley Graham Du Bois, W. E. B. Du Bois gives a brief history of his involvement in the Pan-African movement and advises emergent African independence movements to embrace Socialism. Du Bois views socialism as an inevitable evolution in government, and notes that African societies have historically been communal in nature. He urges A... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Jan. 25

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

A la conference des peuples africains

Tunis (Tunisia) - This is a French translation of Du Bois's address to the Conference of African Peoples. Du Bois says that the unity of African peoples is chiefly a result of their shared history of European colonization. He urges Africans to unite to promote peace, education and the abolition of poverty, to govern democratically for the good of their people, and to revolt against the... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1947

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

A history of Africa

Africa - Typed draft of speech on the omission of the history of Africa in modern curricula.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 Dec.

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

Pan-Africa

Accra (Ghana) - In a speech-by-proxy delivered by Shirley Graham Du Bois, W. E. B. Du Bois gives a brief history of his involvement in the Pan-African movement and advises emergent African independence movements to embrace Socialism. Du Bois views socialism as an inevitable evolution in government, and notes that African societies have historically been communal in nature. He urges A... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 Feb. 20

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

Africa and Afro-America

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech concerning United States relations with Africa and the history of African Americans in the United States.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Jan. 19

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

The government of Africa

Africa - Handwritten notes for the speech The Government of Africa.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960

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

A programme for Ghana

Ghana - In this speech Du Bois advises the newly independent nation of Ghana to research the history of Africa and to promote the study of science as the bases of knowledge to help work toward a future in which a socialist Ghana will "loose the genius now imprisoned by poverty and emancipate the ability now enslaved by ignorance."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers