Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915) Needs and progress of the Negro
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04297.02
Author/Creator: Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915)
Place Written: New Haven, Connecticut
Type: Printed document
Date: 25 October 1915
Pagination: 8 p. ; 15.8 x 9 cm.
Summary of Content: Printed leaflet of an address delivered by Washington at the annual meeting of the American Missionary Association. First page contains the New York address of the Missionary Association and a photograph of Washington. Text indicates that this is only part of Washington’s presentation. Contents discuss race relations in America. Outlines the vast growth in academic opportunities for African-Americans since the Civil War, but stresses that much work still has to be done in funding schools for blacks: ”There is sometimes much talk of the inferiority of the Negro. In practice, however, the idea appears to be that he is a sort of superman. He is expected, with about one-fifth or one-tenth of what the whites receive for their education, to make as much progress as they are making.” Contains some marks in red pen. Previously contained within GLC04297.01.
Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929Order Image