Author:William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

African American civil rights activist, sociologist, historian, writer, editor, poet, freemason, and scholar.
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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois


The following works are still protected by copyright in the United States:

  • Dark Princess: A Romance (1928)
  • Africa, Its Geography, People and Products (1930)
  • Africa: Its Place in Modern History (1930)
  • Black Reconstruction in America (1935) – Copyrighted in the United States until 2031 due to (Renewal: R297125 )
  • What the Negro Has Done for the United States and Texas (1936)
  • Black Folk, Then and Now (1939)
  • Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept (1940)
  • Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace (1945)
  • The Encyclopedia of the Negro (1946)
  • The World and Africa (1946)
  • The World and Africa, an Inquiry into the Part Which Africa Has Played in World History (1947)
  • Peace Is Dangerous (1951)
  • I Take My Stand for Peace (1951)
  • In Battle for Peace (1952)
  • The Black Flame Trilogy:
    • The Ordeal of Mansart (1957)
    • Mansart Builds a School (1959)
    • Worlds of Color (1961)
  • Africa in Battle Against Colonialism, Racialism, Imperialism (1960)
  • The Autobiography of W. E. Burghardt Du Bois, (1968)


Works about Du Bois[edit]

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1963, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 59 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.