Mondays at Beinecke: W. E. B. Du Bois in New Haven and in the Archives

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
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Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, one of America’s greatest intellectuals and activists and a pre-eminent figure for civil rights in America and the global Pan-African movement, was born 155 years ago on February 23, 1868, and died 60 years ago, on August 27, 1963. Du Bois had many New Haven connections: his grandparents lived and were buried here, his wife Shirley Graham is a Yale Drama graduate, his close confidants included New Haven’s George Crawford, he published a book with the Knights of Columbus, and in 1941 he donated a significant set of his papers to Yale. Michael Morand, Beinecke Library’s director of community engagement will highlight these New Haven connections and the Du Bois collection on campus.
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Mondays at Beinecke online talks focus on materials from the collections and include an opening presentation at 4pm followed by conversation and question and answer beginning about 4:30pm until 5pm.