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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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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

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1951 June 29

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

Need for social change in the United States

Chicago (Ill.) - Typed draft of address to the American People's Congress and Exposition for Peace covering the topics of government policies and government reform, social change and the need for peace in the world.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1953 June

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

The life of W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1953

In this revised draft of a biographical speech, Du Bois touches on the major milestones of his life. Topics include his childhood in Western Massachusetts, education at Fisk and Harvard, research and writing, founding of the Niagara Movement, membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, editorship of The Crisis, participation in Pan-Afri... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

Thumbnail of Unidentified speech fragment on South Africa

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