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Making Black Los AngelesClass, Gender, and Community, 1850-1917$
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Marne L. Campbell

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469629278

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629278.001.0001

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Booker T. Washington Goes West

Booker T. Washington Goes West

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(p.167) 6 Booker T. Washington Goes West
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Making Black Los Angeles
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Marne L. Campbell

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629278.003.0006

Finally, Chapter 6, “Mr.Washington Goes West,” examines the two visits by Booker T. Washington, first in 1903, and again in 1914 and investigates whether his national platform was something Black Angelenos wanted for their community, given the relative gains they made during the late 19th century. This chapter also considers the Washington’s relationship with the local leadership while drawing comparisons with Du Bois’s role in early Black Los Angeles history. This chapter also places the black experience in the West within the context of the national experience by considering the relationship of these two African American leaders with Black Angelenos.

Keywords:   Booker T. Washington, Allen Allensworth, Black Mormons, Allensworth, California & Black Towns in the West, Accomodationist ideology, W.E.B. Du Bois, African American Leadership

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