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Washington receives word that General Armstrong, though paralyzed, wishes to visit Tuskegee and railroad owners volunteer to run a special train for him. He continues to work on ways to raise the standard of living for - not only the Negro - but for all poor people in the South. The General stays two months and dies a short time later. Soon after, Washington is notified that Harvard University wishes to confer upon him an honorary degree - the first Negro to receive the honor. During his address, Washington notes that it may be difficult for the person living in a mansion to realize the importance of the poor farmer in the South. He says that Harvard is addressing the problem by raising up the masses.

Washington learns that President McKinley is to visit Atlanta and travels to Washington, D.C., twice to...

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