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Letter from W.E.B. DuBois to Charles Young
					Editorial Rooms of
					The Crisis
					70 Fifth Avenue, New York

National Association
    for the
Advancement of Colored People

                                                      W.E. Burghardt Du Bois


								January 21, 1916.

My Good Friend:

		I hope you will never
hesitate to write me quite frankly anything
you think or hear.  I appreciate this
deeply from any of my friends, but particularly
from you.

		Ever since I came to New
York there has been a determined effort on
the part of some parties to interfere with
my work or spoil my career.  I have been
warned of detectives being on my track looking
for lists of white women with whom I was
going, and various other things.  I have,
however, gone frankly upon my way with very
few incidents which I would alter or be in
any way ashamed of.

		Of course, the real difficulty
lies in the fact that I am a wretched mixer
and have an unfortunately difficult time ad-
justing myself to new acquaintances.  Some-
thing  of the same sort happened when I went
to Atlanta.  It was four or five years before
people got over believing extraordinary
caricatures of my real self.  In New York
particularly I have been frank with my inter-

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Letter from W.E.B. DuBois to Charles Young


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