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Archive for Thursday, May 10, 2012

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

May 10, 2012

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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."
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Comments

pace 2 years, 7 months 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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