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1908 Oct. 5

National Independent Political League, Washington, D.C.

Circular of Petition to Theodore Roosevelt from the National Negro American Political League

Washington (D.C.) - Printed copy of a petition to protest the dishonorable discharge of Mingo Saunders for an alleged racial incedent in Brownsville, TX.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Oct. 20

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

Behold the land

Birmingham (Ala.) - Typed draft of speech given to the Southern Negro Youth Congress commending them on their efforts and encouraging them to focus on the South as the "battle-ground" for change.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1946 Oct. 20

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

Behold the land

Birmingham (Ala.) - Typed draft of speech given to the Southern Negro Youth Congress commending them on their efforts and encouraging them to focus on the South as the "battle-ground" for change.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Mar. 4

Baltimore News

Court-martial unfair New trial granted Negro troopers convicted of attacking woman

Baltimore (Md.) - A "Baltimore News" feature clipped by Henry Romeike, Inc., on the conferral of a new trial to the 18 officers convicted of assaulting a white girl at Camp Grant; see also mums312-b165-i415-i416.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 May

My first taste of real Georgiaism was very disgusting Dedicated to the state of Georgia, but more especially to the town of Sylvester, Ga.

United States - The writer's first-hand account of repulsive shows of racism: an encounter with the K.K.K. in Sylvester, and witnessing a skirmish between a white and colored WWI vet which was resolved through institutionalized bigotry.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 May 24

Henry Romeike, Inc.

Colored war officers and the army

New York (N.Y.) - A small feature from the "Army and Navy Journal" clipped by Henry Romeike, Inc., on an official decision deeming a colored officer "unqualified" as "Negroes are deficient in moral fiber, rendering them unfit as officers and leaders of men" and outlining the protests made thereto to the War Dept. See also mums312-b165-i416, i424.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 Mar. 6

Chicago tribune

Wilson names court to try Grant Negroes

Chicago (Ill.) - A small feature from the "Tribune" clipped by Henry Romeike, Inc., on Wilson's consideration of the cases of "thirteen Negro soldiers charged with assaulting a white girl at Camp Grant" in May 1918.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1919 May 21

Evening Express (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Revokes findings in Negro officer's case

Los Angeles (Calif.) - A small feature from the "Evening Express" clipped by Henry Romeike, Inc., on Bishop Charles Spencer Smith's letters to the War Dept. on the case of a colored officer deemed unsuitable to the charge of officer; see also mums312-b165-i415, i424.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1951 Jan. 11

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

The social significance of these three cases

New Haven (Conn.) - Draft of speech, typed and with notations, given at Yale University examining recent legislation related to civil rights for African Americans; spelling out the persistence of discrimination in the South in terms of employment, voting and education. Reference to three cases advancing the rights of African Americans, without stating them, with emphasis on how color discriminati... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1903

Petition of Negroes to use the Carnegie Library

Atlanta (Ga.) - Petition addressed to the Carnegie Library of Atlanta University to allow African American students to have free library privileges.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers