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Creator:Alridge, Derrick P.
Title:Atlanta compromise speech
Date:2004 Jan. 23

Encyclopedia article about Booker T. Washington's famous "Atlanta Compromise" speech, delivered on September 18, 1895, at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. Considered the definitive statement of what Washington termed the "accommodationist" strategy of black response to southern racial tensions, it is widely regarded as one of the most significant speeches in American history.

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Subjects:Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 | Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915--Oratory | African Americans--Education--Southern States | African Americans--Vocational education--Southern States | Education--Southern States | Vocational education--Southern States | African Americans--Social conditions--19th century | African Americans--Economic conditions--19th century | United States--Race relations--History--19th century | Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:[Athens, Ga.] : Georgia Humanities Council and the University of Georgia Press | 2004-01-23
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