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    W. E. B. Du Bois, NAACP Founder Signed Letter In 1895 W. E. B. Du Bois became the first African-American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. A scholar, professor, writer, social scientist and political activist, he helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1910. During the 1940s and '50s, Du Bois disagreed with black leaders such as Booker T. Washington who urged integration into white society. Du Bois pushed global African unity and separatism. In 1961 he emigrated to Ghana and obtained citizenship. His most famous book, The Souls of Black Folk (1903) is still widely read. Here is a one page typed letter signed, 7.25" x 10.5", on W. E. Burghardt Du Bois / Shirley Graham letterhead, dated December 14, 1960. In full: "Dear Mr. Stanhope: JOHN BROWN is being reprinted by Associated Publishers, 381 Fourth Avenue, New York, 16, New York, although I do not know just when. You might write them direct." In fine condition, with mailing folds. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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