W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963)

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Documents about W.E.B. Du Bois

About W.E.B. Du Bois: reviewing the review
By Roy Rydell, People's Weekly World, 9 November 1996.
The Philadelphia Negro a Century Later: Revisiting an Ur-Text
Reviewed for H-Urban by Paul Jefferson, July 1999. Review of a collection of essays that grew out of a May 1995 seminar at the University of Pennsylvania, which celebrated the centenary of the research project that became Du Bois's The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study (1899).
Du Bois conference views media
People's Weekly World, 2 March 2002. Activists gathered at New York University Law School on February 228211;24 for a conference dedicated to applying the legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois to contemporary struggles of racism, culture, the environment, media and the struggle to confront capitalism.
A Biographical Sketch of W.E.B. DuBois
By Gerald C. Hynes, 19 June 2003. A full biographical sketch with appended select list of Du Bois' writings.
From Transcending the Talented Tenth: Black Leaders and American Intellectuals
By Joy James, [1997]. Important quotes that help to dispel the myth in Black people's minds regarding W.E.B. Du Bois and the Talented Tenth concept. His theorizing on the need for a mass base for progressive movements and his rethinking of the Talented Tenth occurred during the years of government persecution. Du Bois's struggles with state repression sharply delineated his allies.

Documents by W.E.B. Du Bois

Why I Won't Vote
By W.E.B. Dubois, The Nation. Du Bois condemns both Democrats and Republicans for their indifferent positions on the influence of corporate wealth, racial inequality, arms proliferation and unaffordable health care.
The ‘Forethought’ to The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches
By W.E. Burghardt Du Bois, 1 February 1903. The Forethought of the Introduction to Dubois's work, and a link to the full on-line text.
Woman Suffrage
By W.E.B. Du Bois, The Crisis, pp. 29–30, 1915. Du Bois employs the perspective of Black rights to conclude women ought to have voting rights.
On Stalin
By W.E.B. DuBois, National Guardian, 16 March 1953. Joseph Stalin was a great man; few other men of the 20th century approach his stature. Such was the man who lies dead, still the butt of noisy jackals and of the ill-bred men of some parts of the distempered West.
Whither Now and Why
By W.E.B. Du Bois, 1960. What I have been fighting for is the possibility of black folk and their cultural patterns existing in America without discrimination and on terms of equality. This brings up a number of difficult problems.