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Haskell, W. L., (fl. 1903) Onward

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09736.01 Author/Creator: Haskell, W. L., (fl. 1903) Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 1903 Pagination: 1 poster ; 48.9 x 37.9 cm.

Summary of Content: One poster entitled "Onward" by W.L.Haskell dated 1903. Features portraits of Paul Laurence Dunbar, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, Hightower Theodore Kealing, and Wilford Horace Smith along the top. On the lower half of the poster there are larger portraits of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington. The poster also features images of the house Lincoln was born, the Tuskegee institute, Frederick Douglass, and the house Booker T. Washington was born. There is also a woman waving a flag and holding a sign that reads, "Truth and Justice Shall Not Fail Work and Wisdom Shall Prevail."

Background Information: Wilford Horace Smith was the first African-American lawyer to win a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author, orator, and ...advisor to presidents of the United States. He was also a proponent of African-American businesses and founder of the National Negro Business League and a co-founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Hightower Theodore Kealing was a writer, educator, and prominent member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1884 he became the head of the Robertson Hill School of Austin Texas later renamed the Anderson High School. This school was the first school established for black children in
Austin. Kealing is known for serving in key leadership roles during the formation of Austin's black education system, his dedication to the A.M.E Church, and his commitment to the education of formerly enslaved people.

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones was an American soprano. She sometimes was called "The Black Patti" in reference to Italian opera singer Adelina Patti. She was the highest-paid African-American performer of her time.

Paul Laurence Dunbar was an American poet, novelist, and playwright. He was one of the first African-American writers to establish an international reputation and wrote the lyrics for the musical comedy In Dahomey (1903), the first all-African-American musical produced on Broadway in New York.

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor.

Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Talbot County on the eastern shore of Maryland in February 1818, the son of Harriet Bailey, an enslaved woman. Named Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, he took the surname Douglass from Walter Scott's poem The Lady of the Lake. Douglass lived twenty years as a slave and nearly nine years as a fugitive slave subject to capture. From the 1840s to his death in 1895, he attained international fame as an abolitionist, reformer, editor, orator of almost unparalleled stature, and author of three classic autobiographies.

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States.
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People: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895
Du Bois, William Edward Burghardt, 1868-1963
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906
Haskell, W. L., fl. 1903
Joyner Jones, Matilda Sissieretta (Sissieretta Jones), 1869-1933
Kealing, Hightower Theodore, 1859–1918
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Smith, Wilford Horace, 1863-1926
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915

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

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansAfrican Americans in GovernmentAbolitionPresidentPropaganda

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