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1955 May 31

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

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Johann von Leers

New York (N.Y.) - Sending him and hoping he enjoys "Color and Democracy" and "In Battle for Peace"; describing his experience in Germany and his "great respect and affection for the German people"; noting he disagrees with Leers "with regard to the Jews, and hope you may live to change your opinions."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1955 Mar. 10

Leers, Johann von, 1902-1965

Letter from Johann von Leers to unidentified correspondent

Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Expressing his admiration for W. E. B. Du Bois's "history of Africa written by Africans" and seeking the author's address; empathizing with the letter-writer's feelings suffering and embitterment; anticipating that the "discrimination against Negroes will dwindle away" in the U.S.; wishing "the Negro people all good" from the German perspective; suggesting that his nati... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers