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W.E.B. Du Bois, Ph.D., and Mary White “May” Ovington are co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The organization is just five years old on a Sunday morning in June, 1915, when Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington are the sole occupants of the NAACP office in New York. Du Bois is Black. Miss Ovington is white. Both are opposed to the oppression of people of color.
Dr. Du Bois is intent on resigning from the NAACP, infuriated by the condescension and opposition he has received from white board members of the organization. Miss Ovington believes such a move would be disastrous both for himself and the organization, and she attempts to dissuade him from what she is convinced is a destructive course of action. Complicating matters is the pair’s evident attraction to each other, a relationship that would be widely condemned in 1915.
Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington is fascinating examination of two historical figures, flesh-and-blood human beings, whose actions would impact the lives of millions of people for generations to come.