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1968 Mar. 2

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

March second

Consists of words of advice to his two-month old great-grandson, Arthur Edward McFarlane II. "The thing that has been the secret of whatever I have done is the fact that I have been able to earn a living by doing the work that I wanted to do and work which the world needed." This is a clean final draft.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1952 Apr. 24

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

The church and war and peace

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech given at the Baptist Ministers Conference in New York concerning the United States' tendency to encourage war; Du Bois notes the church's attitude toward women, slavery, popular education, universal suffrage, birth control, and peace; notes the importance of equality for women and discusses United States relations with Russia; urges pe... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1952 May 11

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

The treatment given those people opposing war

Toronto (Ont.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech read via telephone to the Canadian Peace Conference; apologizing for the inability to speak face to face; Du Bois explains when he and his wife arrived in Toronto, the customs officials would not allow him to enter the county. Briefly discusses his involvement in peace movements and indictment for his peace activities w... more

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

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1953 Sept. 30

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

The American labor party

United States - Typed draft with notes and corrections of speech given to the American Labor Party concerning democracy and the importance of a third party.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1950

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

Discontent and perseverance

Chattanooga (Tenn.) - Typed draft of a speech emphasizing the importance of educating children; states that "the Negroes of Chattanooga, the Negroes of America must become discontented" and encourages them to persevere.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1950 Aug.

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

Address to the world peace congress

Prague (Czechoslovakia) - Typed draft of speech with few notations given to the World Peace Congress from the World Peace Center.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1956

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

World peace in 1956

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech discussing the events which have led to the possibility of world peace.

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

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

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