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Collection Reference Number GLC04297.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1900s 
Title The Future of the American Negro
Date 1 March 1900
Author Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915)  
Document Type Book
Content Description Published by Small, Maynard & Company in 1899. Inscribed in 1900 on the inner front cover to Almira Thornton Goff, wife of Lyman B. Goff, an active Republican and head of the Union Wadding Company of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Includes a photograph of Washington opposite the title page. Contents explore African-American history, history of the Tuskegee Institute (of which Washington was President), and the difficulty of racial integration, among other topics. Provides his theories on the importance of African-American education: believes that "thorough academic and religious training [should] go side by side with industrial training. Mere training of the hand without the culture of brain and heart would mean little." Contained an inserted leaflet (refer to GLC04297.02).
Subjects Progressive Era  Republican Party  Women's History  African American History  Education  Religion  
People Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915)  Goff, Lyman B. (1841-1927)  Thornton, Almira (1842-1921)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme African Americans; Education; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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