Legacy Wisdom – W.E.B. Du Bois to Yolande Du Bois

New York, October 29, 1914

“The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin – the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.”

Excerpt from letter written by W.E.B. DuBois to his only daughter, Yolande, in 1914 when she was nearly 14 years old and a student at the Besales School in England.

 

 

W. E. B. Du Bois, in 1918

 

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