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The Center presents an interdisciplinary approach to the intersections among African American culture and history, social justice and labor relations.
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About the W.E.B. Du Bois Center

The W.E.B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was established in 2009 to engage the nation and the world in discussion and scholarship about the global issues involving race, labor and social justice. The Center presents an interdisciplinary approach to the intersections among African American culture and history, social justice and labor relations which opens this research to new insights and evaluation in light of the issues confronting people throughout the world today.

By making its resources readily available and accessible to the public, the Center holds fast to the scholarly tradition and spirit of its namesake, W. E. B. Du Bois, a Massachusetts native son, who was pivotal to the social and political debates on race, class and culture of the 20th century.

The Center continues this tradition in four areas: the Fellows Program; the W.E.B. Du Bois Papers and subsequent scholarship; Educational Outreach; and the W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite, of which UMass Amherst is the steward.

Mission

The Du Bois Center’s mission is to make the writings of W.E.B. Du Bois and his contemporaries available and accessible to everyone throughout the world for application to the problems and issues of the 21st Century, and to create new knowledge and support scholarship emanating from the life and teachings of W.E.B. Du Bois. The Center connects students, educators, scholars, and the public through lectures, symposia, scholarships and collaborations, to share the vast intellectual resources associated with W.E.B. Du Bois.

      

    Supporting the Center

    Giving to the Center

    Your support of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center helps share the vast intellectual resources associated with W.E.B. Du Bois by connecting students, educators, scholars, and the public through lectures, symposia, scholarships and collaborations.

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      Afro American Studies Subject Librarian

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      Isabel Espinal
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      W.E.B. Du Bois Library
      University of Massachusetts
      154 Hicks Way
      Amherst, MA 01003

      413-545-6971

      iespinal@library.umass.edu
      About Me:
      Reference & Research Assistance Desk hours, Fall 2016: Mondays 11:30-1, Tuesdays 5-7, and Wednesdays 9-10. In New Africa House: Wednesdays 1-2:30, room 323. Also available by appointment.
          

        The Director

        Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste

        Associate Professor

        Department of Anthropology

        2016 Dr Whitney Battle Baptiste js MG 8914 1

            
           

          W.E.B. Du Bois (1911)

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            Du Bois Center Staff and Affiliated Academics

            W.E.B. Du Bois Center Executive Committee

            • Simon Neame, Dean of Libraries
            • Rob Cox, Director of Special Collections
            • Carol Connare, Director of Development & Communications
            • Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Center Director

            Campus Advisory Committee

            National Advisory Board

            • Odell Murray, Chair
            • Edmund W. Gordon
            • Edmund T. Gordon
            • Arthur McFarlane III
            • Jeffery Peck
             
                
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