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New for 2016! The Lapp Learning Commons has acquired access to the Booker T. Washington Papers.

 Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915, an African American public intellectual served as the leader of the Tuskegee Institute (now called Tuskegee University). Washington is remembered for his role in Black politics. At the beginning of the 20th century, he viewed the best way for Black Americans to succeed was through education and the support of wealthy white philanthropists. While initially supported by other leaders in the African American community, Washington's views were eventually criticized publicly by the NAACP and W.E.B. DuBois.  This new electronic resource, comprised of all 13 volumes of The Booker T. Washington Papers, includes all of Washington's published works as well as his personal correspondence. The material is best examined through its index (found at the end of each volume).

Click here to read the Book T. Washington Papers on Project Muse!