WHEREAS, W.E.B. DuBois was one of the founders of the NAACP and a driving force in the organization during its early years; and
WHEREAS, W.E.B. DuBois was one of the world's greatest intellectuals and activists in the areas of literature, history, sociology and political science; and
WHEREAS, this is the 100th anniversary of his outstanding book "Souls of Black Folks;" and
WHEREAS, his final home and resting place in Accra, Ghana is a public museum; and
WHEREAS, the building to adequately house his possessions has slowed in construction which has resulted in items, such as his personal library, potentially deteriorating.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP give direct leadership to solicit and raise funds from businesses, companies, foundations and corporations to preserve the WEB Dubois' home and papers; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP communicate its concern for the museum to the Government of Ghana; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP communicate the need for US aid from appropriate foundations, the importance of funding being provided to preserve these treasures; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP publicize the existence of the museum to all NAACP units and its members encouraging them to visit when they are in West Africa.