Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 229

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) DU BOIS, W. E. B. The Amenia Conference; An Historic Negro Gathering. 18 pages. 8vo, original printed brick-red stiff wrappers, sewn. an exquisite copy, in a custom black morocco-backed clamshell box. Amenia, NY: Troutbeck Press, 1925

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first and only edition, one of 200 copies printed. a rare book, made all the more rare by its virtually pristine condition. Following the death of Booker T. Washington in 1915, with racism, mob violence and lynching on the rise, the NAACP, under the leadership of W. E. B. Du Bois, called for an Historical Conference. Civil Rights leaders of "all shades of opinion" gathered together to assess an approach to a "New Era." Du Bois later said of the conference that "it not only marked the end of old things, and the old thoughts, and the old ways of attacking the race problem, but in addition to this was the beginning of new things. Probably on account of our meeting, the Negro race was more and more ready to meet the problems of our world than it could ever have possibly been without these beautiful days of understanding.