Up from Slavery - Study Guide The Atlanta Exposition Address Summary & Analysis

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Washington's address focuses on the need of blacks and whites to work together. He says that the options are to work together to pull the South upward from the current situation or to allow some to pull against progress. There is an outpouring of approval following his speech and he is inundated with offers from publishers and speech circuits but turn down all in favor of continuing his work at Tuskegee. Washington was invited to speak at the important event of the Atlanta Exposition. He was later invited to serve on an educational juror's board. Also, President Grover Cleveland set aside an hour to visit with Negroes in the Negro exhibit of the Exposition. He cites these as reasons to believe that things are improving for the black race.

Washington takes the stand that the rights due the blacks...

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