National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Papers of W.E.B. DuBois

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W. E. B. Du Bois in Philadelphia, 1896, Photo courtesy of the Herndon Foundation


(Microfilm Edition)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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As one of the earliest and most influential spokesmen for African-American liberation, William Edward Burghardt “W.E.B.” DuBois (1868-1963) pioneered many of the strategies and programs of the American civil rights movement. He founded the Niagara Movement in 1905 and was one of the first leaders of the newly-formed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). DuBois was a historian and a prolific writer with 21 books and countless journal articles to his credit. Most famous of his books is The Souls of Black Folk (1903), and its lasting impact on both white and black consciousness is well documented in this collection.

89 reels, 305-page guide


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