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Thumbnail of Thinking and writing

1949 Mar. 27

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

Thinking and writing

New York (N.Y.) - Typed speech with revisions given at the Cultural and Scientific Conference for World Peace on achieving peace and equality in the world.

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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1954 Apr. 8

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

The spread of socialism

Newark (N.J.) - Typed draft of speech given at the Jewish Cultural Center concerning the spread of socialism in the United States and identifies twelve problems inhibiting the spread of socialism.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1948 Oct. 29

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

Henry Wallace

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft of speech on Henry Wallace and the Progressive Party.

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 [fragment]

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft of speech with notes and changes outlining the life of W.E.B. Du Bois.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1955 Feb. 14

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

Freedom of opinion

New York (N.Y.) - Typed draft with notes and corrections of a speech given at Elizabeth Irwin High School concerning freedom of opinion and free expression of one's ideas; Du Bois reminds the students that everyone is entitled to freedom of thoughts and opinion; notes the historic difficulties in dealing with freedom of opinion in relation to religion, education, government, property, and in more re... more

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

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1960 Mar. 31

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

Whither now and why

Charlotte (N.C.) - In this speech to the Association of Negro Social Science Teachers, Du Bois challenges that "what we must now ask ourselves is when we become equal American citizens what will be our aims and ideals and what will we have to do with selecting these aims and ideals." To wholeheartedly accept the ideals of white Americans would mean the destruction of African Americans a... 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