Skip Navigation


1867

1887

1894

1895

1910

1914

1932

1941-1944

1945

1948-1949

1951

1960

1967

1968

1970

1973

1978

1984

 1986

1992-1993

2000

2004

2006



 1894

Hopkins’ President, Daniel Coit Gilman, also heads the Slater Fund,  an organization established by industrialist John Slater to advance the education of Blacks.  W.E.B. DuBois is studying at the University of Berlin with a fellowship from the fund.  In April 1894, Gilman responds to DuBois’ request for an extension of financial support to complete his Ph.D. work, informing DuBois that the fellowship allowing him to study in Berlin will not be extended.  Gilman advises DuBois to return to Harvard.  DuBois’ biographer, David Levering Lewis, speculates that Gilman questioned the value of advanced scholarly study by Negroes.  Despite Gilman’s termination of the fellowship, DuBois becomes the preeminent Black scholar of the Twentieth Century.  

View correspondence between W.E.B. DuBois and Hopkins’ President Daniel Coit Gilman. 

Correspondence between DuBois and Hopkins PresCorrespondence between DuBois and Hopkins PresCorrespondence between DuBois and Hopkins PresCorrespondence between DuBois and Hopkins Pres

                                          

       

        

Home | PeopleCampus Life | Site Map

Copyright © 2004 JHU
site design by designFutures communications design