Gallery view

1953 Mar.

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

On the future of the American Negro

In this speech Du Bois presents current "facts and tendencies" that constitute the future struggle of African Americans. He traces the history of African American protest and resistance through the era of slavery and on into the pressing needs for enfranchisement and broader social and civil rights. In Du Bois' view, however, the most pressing problem facing African Americans is... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Jan. 13

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

The general social background of the present situation

Prairie View (Tex.) - Typed transcript of speech given to the Prairie View State College School of Philosophy on farming, economics and playing a role in the democratic process. Note at top states transcript taken by B. S. Luter.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Apr. 9

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

Socialism and the American Negro

Madison (Wis.) - In an address to the Wisconsin Socialist Club Du Bois declares that democracy is predicated on free discussion, but today there are some subjects that cannot be discussed, namely socialism and communism. One of the worst blows to American democracy was the rise of Senator McCarthy's campaign of fear against communism. Du Bois says that his career has been a long st... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Apr. 9

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

Socialism and the American Negro

Madison (Wis.) - Four pages of fragments from drafts of the speech "Socialism and the American Negro".

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 June 6

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

Education and work

Washington (D.C.) - Typed draft of commencement address delivered at Howard University on education, working life, race identity and economics.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1958 May 21

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

American Negroes, socialism and communism

Chicago (Ill.) - Looking back on fifty years of activism, Du Bois says that the central problem in the life of African Americans is poverty. However, his approach has changed from one of advocating expanded opportunities in business for African Americans to a broader view of the inherent problems in the economic system of the United States. The United States is alone in resisting th... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 Apr. 9

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

Socialism and the American Negro

Madison (Wis.) - In an address to the Wisconsin Socialist Club Du Bois declares that democracy is predicated on free discussion, but today there are some subjects that cannot be discussed, namely socialism and communism. One of the worst blows to American democracy was the rise of Senator McCarthy's campaign of fear against communism. Du Bois says that his career has been a long st... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1935

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

The Negro school and social reorganization

Typed draft of speech discussing the reliance on schools as a leader in social reform as opposed to working to change economic conditions and the role of churches.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1930 June 6

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

Education and work

Washington (D.C.) - Typed draft of commencement address delivered at Howard University on education, working life, race identity and economics. Incomplete.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1954 Feb. 12

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

Negro labor council

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of speech given to the National Negro Labor Council discussing the "Negro problem" in relation to the labor movement.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers