Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 429

Price Realized: $ 5,520
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 10,000
WASHINGTON, BOOKER T. Group of twelve pages of manuscript notes for speeches. Various sizes, 4to and 8vo, written for the most part on rectos only; some light wear, a few tiny closed tears and chips. should be seen. [Tuskegee, circa 1900]

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A rare insight into the thinking of one of the most important African-Americans of the latter part of the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries. Washington''s notes are often short phrases or single words: "How the Negro Works," "Prejudice," "Criticism for Culture," "South Hungry." Washington often carried these scraps of paper with him as "talking points," used in his speeches around the country. Some of these pages are numbered and seem to be part of one speech.