Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 373

Price Realized: $ 4,560
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
"THE NEGRO KNOWS WHAT WHITE PEOPLE ARE" WASHINGTON, BOOKER T. Address Delivered at Black Belt fair, Demopolis, Alabama, Sept. 27, 1912. Typed Notes with holograph corrections, for a speech delivered on September 27, 1912. Three single small 8vo sheets, typed in purple ink, with 18 holograph corrections in pen and pencil, held together with an old paper-clip; paper evenly toned; enclosed in a specially made folder, with the word "Demopolis" in gilt on the upper cover. (Tuskegee, AL), September, 1912

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Notes for a speech, divided into five major sections: "Fundamentals," "Saving," "Idle and Criminal Class," "Education," and "Racial Relations." Under "Idle and Criminal Class," are two points: "Draw line against immorality" and "Sending people to jail will not remove crime." Under "Racial Relations" are: "White man talks with Negro not with Chinamen (sic)," "Getting news from old aunt Jennie," "Negro knows what white people are," "Praising Negro," Make this model country," and "I'll Drive you."