Amanda’s Weekly Archival Discovery

Hello Forest County Residents!

This week’s discovery can be connected with a figure in our national history. The archives contain a letter from Booker T. Washington written on paper bearing the letter head of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute addressed to A.C. Haile thanking her for her support. Booker T. Washington was a prominent Civil Rights Activist during the late 19th and early 20th century and was the first African American to visit the White House. Mr. Washington founded the Tuskegee Institute in order to provide higher education to African Americans specifically in the field of agriculture. The Tuskegee University is still a highly respected institution of higher education today. To see a photo of the letter check out the Crandon Public Library Facebook page.

 

 

Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington

 

 

 

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