Booker T. Washington’s 1915 death encouraged the African American businessmen in a small Virginia village to organize a meeting revisiting the ideals he had outlined in his famous address to the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. Accepting the reality of racial segregation, Washington had insisted that African Americans could be included in the progress of the South.
Friday, May 2003:45 - 05:30 PM
Capitalism and the Making and Unmaking of Black America
Highlighting the ubiquitous role of African American labor in creating the United States, participants will examine African American work lives throughout history, down to such recent phenomena as the impact of deindustrialization and increasing recent immigration of Africans and people of African descent from Latin America.