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Thumbnail of Of peace and happiness

1932 May 16

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

Of peace and happiness

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft of speech on how to achieve World Peace through the elimination of all the preventable evils that men create.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of To the World Peace Council, Budapest

1953 Apr. 10

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

To the World Peace Council, Budapest

Budapest (Hungary) - An earlier draft of mums312-b203-i033. Regarding the failure of the United States to send an official delegation to the World Peace Conference Du Bois offers his speech as a representative of one who "speaks with a certain clairvoyance which is vouchsafed the outsider who lives within, the insider who does not belong." He notes that America seems to forget that it ... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Recent African movements for freedom

1946 Nov. 22

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

Recent African movements for freedom

Africa - Typed draft of speech recounting 20th century liberation movements in Africa including South Africa, Uganda, Nigeria, Senegal, and Ethiopia and the development of trade unions. Handwritten notes at top of page one mention the African Academy of Arts and Research and text was published in the magazine Africana in 1948.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of The  Negro in American life

1949 Feb. 12

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

The Negro in American life

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft of speech to the Social Service Employees Union on the importance of labor and its relationship to the quality of life. Acknowledgments to the employees union for their work on ending discrimination in the workforce.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of First international congress of Africanists

1962 Dec. 12

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

First international congress of Africanists

Accra (Ghana) - Typed draft with corrections of a speech marking the congress as a "turning point in African scholarship", and celebrating the increasing appearance of "institutes and societies for the scientific study of Africa's past and present life".

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of We can now speak for peace in the United States

1952 May 9

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

We can now speak for peace in the United States

Toronto (Ont.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech which was supposed to be given at the Canadian Peace Conference, but note reads "Not Given." Du Bois explains that the United States government "regard peace as dangerous;" discusses his involvement in peace movements, congresses, and the Peace Information Center as well as the trials and accusations involved with being associated with... more

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Thumbnail of William Lloyd Garrison

1909 Oct. 16

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

William Lloyd Garrison

Boston (Ma.) - Handwritten notes and typed speech on William Lloyd Garrison and the importance of the right to vote in order to make changes.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of A  re-statement of the Negro problems

1949 July 22

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

A re-statement of the Negro problems

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft of speech for the School of Education at New York University updating the status of African Americans and their fight for equal rights.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of The  princess of the hither isles

1952 June 11

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

The princess of the hither isles

United States - Typed draft with notes, corrections, and introduction to a speech given at a Testimonial Dinner concerning race relations and discrimination in the United States; speech is an excerpt from "Dark Water: Voices from Within the Veil."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of The  world problem of the color line

1914 Nov. 15

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

The world problem of the color line

Short typed speech about race relations throughout the world and using the teachings of religion to combat race prejudice.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers