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W.E.B. Dubois & Genealogy (1989)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-02-19

Duration: 00:27:17

Subjects: Civil Rights | African Americans | Du Bois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 | Williams, Du Bois | Sociology | NAACP | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Genealogy | Afro-Louisiana Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. | BLACK HISTORY MONTH


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Williams, Du Bois Interviewee
  • Jordan-Smith, Edna Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from February 19, 1989, is the third part of the “Pause for Pride” series celebrating Black History Month. It features a profile of sociologist and NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois, including an interview with his granddaughter Dr. Du Bois Williams, a professor of psychology at Xavier University. It also includes an interview with Edna Jordan-Smith, the founder of the Afro-Louisiana Historical and Genealogical Society, giving advice to African Americans on starting genealogical research. Host: Sonya Masingale