DescriptionBooker T. Washington Typed Letter Signed with Photograph. "Booker T. Washington." One page, 8" x 10", on "The Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute for the Training of Colored Young Men and Women" letterhead, Tuskegee [Alabama], April 3, 1911. Mr. Washington is writing to Emily Howland about a man who is of "very great energy and enterprise among the colored people of Shreveport, Louisiana," who has been "striving very hard to better school conditions for the Negro children of Shreveport." The letter is matted in blue with gold trim along with a photograph to an overall size of 18.25" x 14.5". The letter has the usual fold creases, but overall the presentation is beautiful and in very fine condition.
Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) was born into slavery in Virginia and rose to become a prominent leader of the black community of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was a teacher, political activist, speaker, and author.
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