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Motion pictures and videotape copies of Du Bois receiving honorary degree in Prague in 1958 and visiting Premier Chou En-lai, Vice-premier Chen Yi, Chairman Mao Tse-tung, and others in China in 1959; and of the dedication in 1969 and dedication as a National Historic Landmark in 1979 of Du Bois's birthsite in Great Barrington, Mass. Audiotapes of the burial service of Du Bois, 8/29/63 and tribute by Kwame Nkrumah.


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W.E.B. Du Bois Papers: Series 19. Audiovisual, 1958-1979
0.25 linear feet

Call no.: MS 312

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Series 19. Audiovisual

Charles University, Award of Honorary Degree
1958 Oct 23

Du Bois awarded Scientiarum Historicarum Doctorem at age 90 by Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Film is silent, 16 mm., black and white; length is about 1 minute.

Dedication of Homesite as Du Bois Park
1969 Oct 18

Filmed at the Du Bois homesite in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Sound, 16 mm., color; length is 8.5 minutes. Julian Bond, Ossie Davis, and other speakers with a tape of Du Bois's voice.

Visit of Du Bois and Shirley Graham Du Bois to China
1959 Spring

Sound, 16 mm., color; length is 8 minutes. Chinese government film of the Du Boises with Premier Chou En-lai. Vice-Premier Chen Yi, Chairman Mao Tse-tung, and a Du Bois 91st birthday celebration at the University of Peking.

Dedication of the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Park and Homesite
1979 Oct 20

Sound, 3/4" U-matic, black and white; total length 3 hours. Julian Bond, Herbert Aptheker, David Graham Du Bois, Ambassadors from Ghana, Senegal, and China speak at the event in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Asch, Moses, Interview with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published by Folkways as FH 5511 with transcript.

Du Bois, W.E.B., Socialism and the American Negro

Published by Folkways as Fh 5514 with transcript.

Letter to W.E.B. Du Bois
ca. 1963

Audiotape letter to Du Bois from Michael Kyrle, Peter Elkin and other friends.

Du Bois, W.E.B., Greeting from Accra, Ghana
1963 July

W.E.B. Du Bois and Shirley Graham Du Bois with an announcer greeting friends from Accra, Ghana; brief section of Du Bois singing.

Burial service of W.E.B. Du Bois
1963 Aug 29

Burial service in Ghana with a tribute by President Kwame Nkrumah.



Acquired from Shirley Graham Du Bois, 1973.

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