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Thumbnail of Jefferson Davis as a representative of civilization

1890 June

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

Jefferson Davis as a representative of civilization

Boston (Mass.) - Speech given at Harvard University on Jefferson Davis and his ideals and contributions to represent a type of civilization that is accepted. Du Bois argues the ideals of the founding of the nation have been forgotten and advancement can only take place when all people are involved.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1954

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

American Negroes and socialism

United States - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech arguing that the "hope of American Negroes is Socialism."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1951 Feb. 23

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

Birthday dinner

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft of speech about Du Bois, his life and giving birthday speeches, and the efforts he has made to spread the idea of Peace to the world. Also, talks about being arrested and going to court as a representative of the Peace Information Center.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1944 Nov. 1

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

Colonies in the post-war world

Chicago (Ill.) - Typed draft of speech on how the world wars devastated countries colonized by Europe and the United States. First half of speech.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1950 Oct. 22

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

The Progressive Party convention

Chicago (Ill.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of speech given at the Progressive Party Convention describing the importance of a third party and what needs to be done to create a democracy that works.

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

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

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

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1910 Mar. 5

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

Race prejudice

New York (N.Y.) - Typed notes, with corrections, of a speech possibly given at the Republican Club about the perceptions of race and the basic rights all people should be able to enjoy without prejudice.

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

Thumbnail of Unidentified speech fragment on scientific developments

1955

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

Unidentified speech fragment on scientific developments

Discusses developments in sociology, psychology, and economics.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers