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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

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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

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1951 Feb. 11

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

The rise of colonial peoples

Boston (Mass.) - Typed draft of speech given at the Community Church reviewing the process of colonial domination over the centuries by Western European countries and the United States and the continued attempts to control communist countries like China and the Soviet Union.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1960 Jan. 25

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

To the conference of African peoples at Tunis

Tunis (Tunisia) - Du Bois says that the unity of African peoples is chiefly a result of their shared history of European colonization. He urges Africans to unite to promote peace, education and the abolition of poverty, to govern democratically for the good of their people, and to revolt against the interests of colonial powers and Western capitalism.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1960 July 5

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

A history of Africa

Accra (Ghana) - In an address to the Ghana Academy of Learning Du Bois attempts to deliver "in fifteen minutes a survey of three thousand years of African history, a glance at its present and its future."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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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

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1952 Sept. 14

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

Progressive party and peace

Boston (Mass.) - Typed draft with corrections of speech given at the Annual Convention of the Peace Progressive Party of Massachusetts (also delivered in Philadelphia and Easton, Pennsylvania) concerning the Progressive Party's call for peace and an end to the fighting in Korea; urges the United States to reassess her attitude toward Africa and Europe, for the eradication of poverty, an... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1955

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

Unidentified speech fragment on South Africa

South Africa - Discusses South Africa and her politics, as well as Untied States' and England's relations with Africa, colonization, and Pan-Africanism.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers