Lot: 94 W. E. B. Du Boise TLS

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2015-11-04 12:50:31

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Lot 94: Influential black writer and educator (1868-1963) who helped transform the prevailing view of his people's role in America. TLS, one page, 7.5 x 5.5,on The National Association for the Advancement Of Colored People letterhead, December 5,1910. TLS to Mr. W.E Parkhurst of the "Clinton Daily Times" sending him a photograph with autograph, and thanking him for his kind words. Letter is toned and has been trimmed and missing small portion on right bottom, otherwise good condition, not affecting bold signature. Nice early letter just a year after the NAACP had started. Echoing the focus of Du Bois' Niagara Movement which began in 1905, the NAACP's stated goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution, which promised an end to slavery, the equal protection of the law, and universal adult male suffrage, respectively. Du Bois founded The Crisis magazine as the premier crusading voice for civil rights. Oak Auctions' Rare Autograph and Manuscript Auction Thursday, 19th November 2015 Estimate: $400-500
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