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    Booker T. Washington Group of Four Typed Letters Signed. All on Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute stationery and dated 1901, 1905, or 1906 (one is not dated). All are addressed to the Advertiser of Portland, Maine, and all are signed "Booker T. Washington". Fine.

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    Freed from slavery as a child during the Civil War, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) became an author, African-American community leader, and educator. He believed that African-Americans living in a post-Civil War era needed education to climb the economic and social ladder in the United States. At the age of twenty-five, Washington began leading the Tuskegee Institute, making it into an education center dedicated to transforming post-slavery African-Americans into educated, self-sufficient members of American society. The Tuskegee Institute received many of its funds from the contributions of wealthy white patrons in the Northeast. In each letter offered here, Washington asks the editor of the Advertiser to publish parts of various Tuskegee Institute reports for they contain "some matters of special interest."

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