New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1915. 232p. + front., 17p. photos; spine panel shows mild handling grime, front free flyleaf has been removed leaving a slight crack, previous owner's bookplate, otherwise very good first edition hardcover.
The African American educator, born in Alabama, graduated from Tuskegee. After doing graduate work at Harvard, he returned to the South to found Utica Normal and Industrial School in Mississippi, which he headed for many years. In this autobiographical work, he makes his case for massive support for black education as the key vehicle for uplifting the race.
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