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Kletzing, Henry F. (b. 1850) Progress of a race or the remarkable advancement of the Afro-American...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06126.01 Author/Creator: Kletzing, Henry F. (b. 1850) Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Book Date: 1901 Pagination: 1 v. : 696 p. : ill. ; 20 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Full title is: "Progress of a race or the remarkable advancement of the Afro-American from the bondage of slavery, ignorance and poverty to the freedom of citizenship, intelligence, affluence, honor and trust." Published by J. L. Nichols & Co. Co-authored by William Henry Crogman, a professor at Clark University in Atlanta, Georgia. Includes an introduction by Booker T. Washington, horticulturist and president of the Tuskegee Institute, who states that "while the authors record in these pages the progress of the Negro within the past generation, let us hope that when another quarter century has passed away the race's biographer may have a still more promising story to tell." Contents explore African-American history, slavery, the American Revolution, anti-slavery agitation, the underground railroad, the Civil War, the moral and social advancement of African-Americans, African-American women, and industry, religion, and education, among other topics. Illustrated with photographs.

Background Information: Preliminary research indicates that though Crogman and Washington had a lifelong friendship, the two educators differed on some key professional issues. Crogman believed that African-American students would benefit most from ...a classical, liberal arts education, while Washington stressed the importance of vocational training.See More

People: Crogman, William Henry, 1841-1931
Kletzing, Henry F., b. 1850
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraBlack AuthorAfrican American HistorySlaveryEducationPovertySuffrageRevolutionary WarAbolitionUnderground RailroadMorality and EthicsReform MovementWomen's HistoryIndustryReligionCivil War

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