W.E.B. Du Bois and Museum in a Box

W.E.B. Du Bois and Museum in a Box

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[Music] there is much hard work yet to be done before the negro becomes a voter before he has equal rights in education and before he can claim complete civil and social equality in this nation web william edward burkhart du bois was born on february 23
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1868 in great barrington massachusetts he died at the age of 95 in acuragana in 1963 on the eve of the march on washington throughout his enormously long life w.e.b du bois uh encompassed multiple careers both as a journalist a public intellectual a groundbreaking scholar an activist a champion of people's rights a poet a patron of the arts and a novelist his output was tremendous his influence enormous and his legacy is in part embodied by the incredible
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collection represented by the w e b du bois papers here at umass amherst housed in the library's special collections and university archives the mission of the w.e.b du bois centre at umass amherst is to make w.e.b du bois a household name not just in massachusetts but across the world we also want to provide access to his collection demystifying what can be an intimidating body of work for many we want to make sure that all audiences have a chance to engage with the incredible legacy of w.e.b du bois
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that's why we are really excited to tell you about our new project the boys museum in a box as a scholar he invented the field of sociology as we know it today as an act of souls of black folk was published in 1903 and remains a classic photo was taken on july 28 1917
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on fifth avenue in new york city this anti-lynching parade was organized by the naacp we talk a lot about access to collections and in getting our students engaged in them and really what does that mean do we just want to provide them access to the content that we have so they can consume it or do we want to give them the tools so that they can create their own knowledge so that they can establish their own collections and start educating each other educating the community
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my hope is that you know we can take museum in a box and the capabilities it provides and have our students exploring the dubois collections exploring the vast amount of content that we also have the other collections that we have in our special collections and university archives and creating their their own curriculum you know taking our collections helping them to come alive and bringing them out into the community because our students have that capability and this this is the tool that this is
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the mechanism they can use to do that [Music] you

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