Archive for Thursday, May 10, 2012

100 years ago: Booker T. Washington to speak at KU this week

May 10, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 10, 1912:

  • "Booker T. Washington will be in Lawrence on Tuesday morning to speak in chapel at the University. Mr. Washington comes to Lawrence at the special invitation of Chancellor Strong. His address in chapel is open to the general public and as many as possible should hear this eminent man speak.... The head of Tuskegee Institute, author, speaker and student, he stands for the highest example of the men of today who are forging ahead."
  • "An effort is being made by the Federated clubs of Lawrence to have all of the milk supplied to the city analyzed occasionally during the hot weather. Prof. Jackson of the chemistry department of the university has kindly volunteered to analyze, free of charge, any sample of milk brought to him. Already he has made a number of tests for butterfat and has found that the milk of different dairies varies considerably."
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pace 6 years, 1 month ago

Wow, only time I wish I was 125 yrs old. what a man to hear. I got to listen to Buckminster Fuller. Just getting to hear so many different voices is what makes Lawrence interesting for me.

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