Lot #134
Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington on the absence of "intelligent, cleanly, healthy cooking" in "the Negro's education"
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Estimate: $1000+

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Booker T. Washington on the absence of "intelligent, cleanly, healthy cooking" in "the Negro's education"

Unsigned handwritten notes by Booker T. Washington for an address given before the Birmingham Lyceum on March 30, 1899, one page, 8.5 x 11, penned on the reverse of a sheet of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute stationery. Following a brief list of speaking topics, Washington writes, in part: "It has been surprising to me how the Negro's education has been overlooked in the very matters that any individual should know most about. Let us take the matter of intelligent, cleanly, healthy cooking. Here is something that directly concerns the whole race, three times a day, every day in the year. Cooking not only concerns directly the whole colored race in this state, but the health and happiness of the white race, for you will agree with me that a large proportion…" In the address, recorded in The Booker T. Washington Papers, Vol. 5, he goes on to note that much of Alabama's white upper class relies upon black cooks for meal preparation, making this a universal issue. In very good condition, with scattered creasing and staining.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #608 - Ended May 12, 2021