Booker T. Washington Papers Volume 6: 1901-2. Assistant Editor, Barbara S. Kraft

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University of Illinois Press, 1977 - Social Science - 691 pages
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The memoirs and accounts of the Black educator are presented with letters, speeches, personal documents, and other writings reflecting his life and career.
 

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Contents

Jan 1901 From William Jennings Bryan
7
Jan 1901 An Item in the Tuskegee Student
13
Jan 1901 To George Bruce Cortelyou
19
Feb 1901 From George Madden Martin
31
From Charles Francis Adams Jr
38
Feb 1901 From Mary Lawton
44
Mar 1901 From Emmett Jay Scott
50
Mar 1901 From William Hayes Ward
56
Dec 1901 A Poem on the White House Dinner
358
Jan 1902 To James Meadows
373
Jan 1902 From Frederick Winsor
379
Feb 1902 To Whitefield McKinlay
399
Feb 1902 To Whitefield McKinlay
405
Feb 1902 To Timothy Thomas Fortune
411
Trowbridge
415
Apr 1902 From Solomon C Conyers Charles
441

Mar 1901 To Francis James Grimke
62
Mar 1901 A Book Review in Outlook
69
Apr 1901 From Barrett Wendell
87
Apr 1901 From Theodore Roosevelt
94
Apr 1901 To Wallace A Rayfield
102
May 1901 From John C Burrowes
108
May 1901 Minutes of a Meeting in Montgomery
117
May 1901 From Grace W Minns
123
May 1901 A Petition to the Members of the Alabama
129
June 1901 From Thomas Goode Jones
154
June 1901 From Alexander Walters
160
July 1901 From Emmett Jay Scott
173
July 1901 To Thomas Wilkes Coleman
179
Aug 1901 From Emmett Jay Scott
186
Sept 1901 An Item in the Washington Colored
209
Oct 1901 From Robert Lloyd Smith
273
Oct 1901 A Sunday Evening Talk
275
Oct 1901 To Charles and Company
281
Bennett Thrasher
302
Nov 1901 From Robert Heberton Terrell
313
Nov 1901 To William Jennings Bryan
319
Nov 1901 From John Stephens Durham
327
Dec 1901 To the Editor of the Boston Transcript
334
May 1902 From Henry Hugh Proctor
456
May 1902 From Emmett Jay Scott
462
May 1902 To Frank W Hale
468
An Extract from an Article by Robley
474
June 1902 From Warren Logan
480
June 1902 To Theodore Roosevelt
486
July 1902 To Warren Logan
494
Aug 1902 From William Henry Baldwin Jr
500
Aug 1902 To Bliss Perry
506
Sept 1902 To James Sullivan Clarkson
512
Sept 1902 To James Sullivan Clarkson
515
Sept 1902 From James Sullivan Clarkson
522
Sept 1902 From Richard Price Hallowell
528
ca Sept 1902 A Draft of a Letter to the Editor of
536
Oct 1902 From Joseph E Wiley
553
Oct 1902 From Portia Marshall Washington
559
Oct 1902 From Timothy Thomas Fortune
565
Nov 1902 From James Sullivan Clarkson
588
Nov 1902 From Joseph Oswalt Thompson
594
Nov 1902 From Emmett Jay Scott
597
Dec 1902 From Timothy Thomas Fortune
610
BIBLIOGRAPHY
625
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Booker Taliaferro Washington, 1856 - 1915 Booker T. Washington was born a slave in Hales Ford, Virginia, near Roanoke. After the U.S. government freed all slaves in 1865, his family moved to Malden, West Virginia. There, Washington worked in coal mines and salt furnaces. He went on to attend the Hampton, Virginia Normal and Agricultural Institute from 1872-1875 before joining the staff in 1879. In 1881 he was selected to head the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, a new teacher-training school for blacks, which he transformed into a thriving institution, later named Tuskegee University. His controversial conviction that blacks could best gain equality in the U.S. by improving their economic situation through education rather than by demanding equal rights was termed the Atlanta Compromise, because Washington accepted inequality and segregation for blacks in exchange for economic advancement. Washington advised two Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, on racial problems and policies, as well as influencing the appointment of several blacks to federal offices. Washington became a shrewd political leader and advised not only Presidents, but also members of Congress and governors. He urged wealthy people to contribute to various black organizations. He also owned or financially supported many black newspapers. In 1900, Washington founded the National Negro Business League to help black business firms. Washington fought silently for equal rights, but was eventually usurped by those who ideas were more radical and demanded more action. Washington was replaced by W. E. B. Du Bois as the foremost black leader of the time, after having spent long years listening to Du Bois deride him for his placation of the white man and the plight of the negro. He died in 1915.

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