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1947 Nov. 28

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

No second class citizens

Chicago (Ill.) - Typed draft of speech given at the University of Chicago charting the history of democracy and citizenship and the contradictions of democracy found among black Americans today.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1949 May

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

Progress report on Negro America

Summary of progress in obtaining civil rights for African Americans since 1910. Citing statistics, events, organizations, foundations and politicians, Du Bois argues that the situation in the United States has improved, but much needs to happen before "the Negro..proposes to reach complete equality as an American citizen". Condensed from the New York Times.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers