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The Future of the American Negro

The Future of the American Negro (Paperback) by Booker T. Washington (Author)

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Booker T Washington was an American educator, orator, author and the dominant leader of the African-American community nationwide from the 1890s to his death. Washington was born slave. After the Civil War he became head of Tuskegee Institute, then a teachers' college for blacks. His "Atlanta Exposition" speech of 1895 appealed to middle class whites across the South, asking them to give blacks a chance to work and develop separately, while implicitly promising not to demand the vote. Washington united blacks across the nation but his work fell apart after his death. Washington fought hard for the education of blacks. He felt strongly that corporation was the best way to work with whites for the betterment of the black race.


5 out of 5 stars A VERY WELL DONE ESSAY, February 24, 2005

By D. Blankenship (The Ozarks) (TOP 100 REVIEWER) (REAL NAME)       

This review is from: The Future of the American Negro. (Hardcover)

This well done essay from Washington is a bit of a summation of Mr. Washington's many speeches and an accumulation of various articles he wrote through his life time. This work, like most, must be viewed from a historical perspective, i.e. Washington was a product of his times. Agree or disagree with his observatons and recommendations, this is still a great work and wonderful research too. If you can find a copy, buy it and hang on to it...the older the better. If nothing else, it is a good investment. Recommend this one highly.

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