Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-x

THE BOOKER T. WASHINGTON PAPERS project is a team effort, and the editors appreciate the dedication of those who have worked on the project in the past five years. William M. Welty served with the project during the academic year I 970-7 I as a National Historical...

Contents

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pp. xi-xxii

List of Illustrations

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pp. xxiii-xxiv

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Introduction

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pp. xxv-xxxvi

HISTORIANS HAVE GENERALLY RECOGNIZED Booker Taliaferro Washington as the outstanding American black man of his day and the supreme black example of the success hero. Washington believed that his life, as related in his autobiography Up from Slavery...

Chronology

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pp. xxxvii-xxxviii

Symbols and Abbreviations

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pp. xxxix-xl

Documents

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1860-1880

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pp. 3-100

Census of 1860, Free Inhabitants, Northeast Division of Franklin County, Va., p. 259, RG2g M-653 DNA. Columns left blank by the census taker were: color, married within the year, persons over twenty years of age who cannot read and write, and whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict...

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1881

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pp. 101-161

Dear friend: This is the story of my life. My father and mother was slave. I was born Sept. 1852, and when I became two years of age, my mother was carred to Halifax N.C. and sold at auction. A man bought her by the marne of Geo. C. Sugg,┬▓ M.D. and he carred to his plantation...

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1882

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pp. 161-214

Dear Sir: You will doubtless be surprised on receiving this letter. I am a graduate of Hampton Inst. of which you were one of the founders. Was appointed Prin. of this school about seven months ago. We want to establish our school on the Hampton plan. We have already...

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1883

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pp. 215-246

To amend "An act to establish a Normal School for Colored Teachers, at Tuskegee."
SECTION I. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Alabama, That "An act to establish a normal school for colored teachers at Tuskegee," approved February 1oth, r88r, be amended so as to read as...

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1884

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pp. 246-266

Dear General: Miss Davidson has not been able to do any work since my return and she is now in Montgomery taking complete rest for a few weeks. Her condition has prevented my carrying out exactly the plan that we spoke of when I saw you. She is now getting better and...

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1885

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pp. 266-289

Dear Gen'l: About the last of Feb. or first of March I think of going on a money trip to Phila, New York, an[d] Brooklyn. What do you think of it? You remember that I was in Phila last March directly after our meeting there in Horticultural Hall and collected a good...

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1886

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pp. 290-318

My dear Sir: Some days ago I sent a letter to you, directed to Washington concerning the subject about which I now write.
We are very anxious to have you deliver the annual address at our next Commencement (Thurs. May 28).
Some weeks ago I wrote Prof...

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1887

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pp. 318-401

Dear Principal: I cannot hear anything from you. What can be the matter? I wrote you, as I thought, a very important letter, desiring to hear from you, but cannot hear a thing from you. I am getting along very nicely with my work, considering the very hard times and scarcity...

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1888

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pp. 401-505

Dear Prof Washington There is a young man about 15 who lives near the city (in country) who wants to enter Tuskegee. I think his people are able to meet exp. and keep him up, he is of the crude country material & in time can be developed into a good young man if you...

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1889

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pp. 506-532

Dear teacher: I, am proud to say that my school┬╣ is progressing very well, I think. My assistant's father died on the 2nd inst. and she is away but will return on or about the 10th inst. I had no trouble in getting the money sent from Boston. My school is much larger now...

Bibliography

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pp. 533-537

Items from the Hampton Institute

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pp. 538-540

Illustrations

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