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This is a noteworthy assembly of essays written by a collection of important leaders & scholars about the condition of Black Americans. Written at an important historical crossroad in Black American history, a few generations after slavery but facing a new 20th Century while Blacks remained wedged at the very bottom of society with little sign of relief from broad intractable racism throughout society and government. You feel the enthusiasm from all the authors, which includes some born into ...more
Booker Taliaferro Washington was an American educator, orator, author and the dominant leader of the African-American community nationwide from the 1890s to his death. Born to slavery and freed by the Civil War in 1865, as a young man, became head of the new Tuskegee Institute, then a teachers' college for blacks. It became his base of operations. His "Atlanta Exposition" speech of 1895 appealed t ...moreMore about Booker T. Washington...
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