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Booker T. Washington - Builder Of A Civilization

Emmett J. Scott

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BOOKER T. WASHINGTONBuilder of a CivilizationbyEMMETT J. SCOTT and LYMAN BEECHER STOWEWith a Preface by Theodore RooseveltGarden City New YorkDoubleday, Page & Company1918Copyright, 1916, byDoubleday, Page & CompanyAll rights reserved,MoreBOOKER T. WASHINGTONBuilder of a CivilizationbyEMMETT J. SCOTT and LYMAN BEECHER STOWEWith a Preface by Theodore RooseveltGarden City New YorkDoubleday, Page & Company1918Copyright, 1916, byDoubleday, Page & CompanyAll rights reserved, including that oftranslation into foreign languages,including the ScandinavianCopyright, 1916, by the Outlook Publishing Co....while Booker T. Washington firmly believed that theattention of the Colored race should be riveted, not on politicallife, but on success sought in the fields of honest business endeavor,he also felt, and I agreed with him, that it was to the interest ofboth races that there should be appointments to office of Black Menwhose characters and abilities were such that if they were White Mentheir appointments would be hailed as being well above the average,and creditable from every standpoint. He also felt, and I agreed withhim, that it was essential that these appointments should be maderelatively most numerous in the North--for it is worse than useless topreach virtue to others, unless the preachers themselves practise it-which means that the Northern communities, which pride themselves onpossessing the proper attitude toward the Negro, should show thisattitude by their own acts within their own borders.I profited very much by my association with Booker T. Washington. Iowed him much along many different lines. I valued greatly hisfriendship and respect- and when he died I mourned his loss as apatriot and an American.THEODORE ROOSEVELT._Sagamore Hill,__August 28, 1916._