September 21, 2018

Featured Source: condition of the descendants of former African slaves

Why is the information provided in both English and French?The pie graph gives statistics for which group of people?Using the information provided in this text as well as the bibliographic record to determine one or more purposes of this text.What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!More items from this W.E.B. collectionGeorgia Negro charts created by W.E.B. Du BoisPrimary Source Spotlight: W.E.B. Du Bois … [Read more...]

Today in History: Booker T. Washington

Today in History–September 18–the Library of Congress features Booker T. Washington, who delivered his famous "Atlanta Compromise" or Atlanta Exposition speech on this day in 1895. The speech delivered by this prominent African American leader advocated for a moderate approach to race relations in the New South. Learn more about the founder and president of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now Tuskegee University) by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below … [Read more...]