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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09736.02 Author/Creator: Haskell, W. L., (fl. 1903) Place Written: s.l. Type: Poster Date: 1903 Pagination: 1 poster ; 49.5 x 39.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One poster entitled "Onward" by W.L.Haskell dated 1903. Features portraits of 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." Along the bottom of the poster are short biographies of the three men and a description of the Tuskegee Institute.

Background Information: 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.

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
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
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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