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

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Title:
The life of W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1953
Description:
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-African Congresses, Progressive Party membership, and work as a leader in the American peace movement. In this draft Du Bois also adds references to his family life, mentions his major published works by name, discusses his poetry, novels, and plays, the editorship of the Phylon and work on the Encyclopedia Africana and makes many more direct references to people who worked as his organizational peers and research collaborators.
Creator:
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Date:
June 1953
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Speeches
Drafts (documents)
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 203 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
W. E. B. Du Bois Papers
Series:
Series 2. Speeches
Subjects:
Pan-Africanism
Congresses
Peace movements
Niagara Movement (Organization)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Crisis (New York, N.Y.)
Extent:
8 p.
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Terms of Use:
All rights for this document are held by the David Graham Du Bois Trust. Requests to publish, redistribute, or replicate this material should be addressed to Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.
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Language:
English
Identifier:
mums312-b203-i060