The Negro Race: Booker T. Washington's Presentation to The First National Conference on Race Betterment

The Negro Race: Booker T. Washington's Presentation to The First National Conference on Race Betterment

by Anthony Horvath, Booker T. Washington
     
 
While not quite the same as giving a presentation to the Ku Klux Klan, one might not expect someone like Booker T. Washington to be invited to speak at an event billed as "The First National Conference on Race Betterment." This obscure lecture delivered in 1914 in Battle Creek Michigan detailed Washington's hope for the black race and some words of advice for how

Overview

While not quite the same as giving a presentation to the Ku Klux Klan, one might not expect someone like Booker T. Washington to be invited to speak at an event billed as "The First National Conference on Race Betterment." This obscure lecture delivered in 1914 in Battle Creek Michigan detailed Washington's hope for the black race and some words of advice for how whites could help, and not harm, his efforts. Today's concept of 'race' is much different than those common in the early part of the 20th century. In light of their understandings, driven on in large part by eugenic considerations, it is possible to forget that there was a day when elites (of all races) could gather openly to share ideas on how to 'better the race.' Included is a brief introduction and an informative afterword to put Washington's unexpected welcome at such a conference in broader perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148332336
Publisher:
Suzeteo Enterprises
Publication date:
07/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
285 KB

Meet the Author

Booker T. Washington was an influential black civil rights activist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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