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  1. Shirley Graham Du Bois (born Lola Shirley Graham Jr.; November 11, 1896 – March 27, 1977) was an American writer, playwright, composer, and activist for African-American causes, among others. She won the Messner and the Anisfield-Wolf prizes for her works. Contents 1 Biography 2 Death 3 Honors 4 Works 5 Biographical Works 6 References 7 Sources

  2. Portrait of Shirley Graham (later Du Bois) taken July 18, 1946 by Carl Van Vechten. Public Domain Image Quick Facts Significance: playwright, composer, conductor, director, and author. Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana Date of Birth: November 11, 1896 Place of Death: Beijing, China Date of Death: March 27, 1977 Place of Burial: Accra, Ghana

  3. Portrait of Shirley Graham (later Du Bois) taken July 18, 1946 by Carl Van Vechten. Public Domain Image Quick Facts Significance: playwright, composer, conductor, director, and author. Place of Birth: Indianapolis, Indiana Date of Birth: November 11, 1896 Place of Death: Beijing, China Date of Death: March 27, 1977 Place of Burial: Accra, Ghana

  4. Shirley Graham Du Bois was an American award-winning author, playwright, composer, and activist for African American and other causes. In later life, she married the noted thinker, writer, and activist W.E.B. Du Bois. Du Bois was born on November 11, in approximately 1896, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was the only daughter among six children.

  5. Mar 19, 2007 · Shirley Graham Du Bois and W. E. B. Du Bois on his 87th birthday, 1955 Photo by Lotte Jacobi, Courtesy University of Massachusetts Amherst (mums312-i0524) Musicologist, playwright, novelist and political activist Lola Shirley Graham, born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1896, became the second wife to W.E.B. Du Bois in 1951.

  6. Mar 04, 2018 · Shirley Graham Du Bois, now widowed and without a U.S. passport, took a job as director of Ghana Television. In 1967 she moved to Egypt. The United State government permitted her to visit the U.S. in 1971 and 1975. In 1973, she sold her husband’s papers to the University of Massachusetts to raise funds.

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