Teddy and Booker T. : how two American icons blazed a path for racial equality / Brian Kilmeade.
"When President Theodore Roosevelt welcomed the country's most visible Black man, Booker T. Washington, into his circle of counselors in 1901, the two confronted a shocking and violent wave of racist outrage. In the previous decade, Jim Crow laws had legalized discrimination in the South, eroding social and economic gains for former slaves. Lynching was on the rise, and Black Americans faced new barriers to voting. Slavery had been abolished, but if newly freed citizens were condemned to lives as share croppers, how much improvement would their lives really see? In Teddy and Booker T., Brian Kilmeade tells the story of how two wildly different Americans faced the challenge of keeping America moving toward the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9780593543825
- ISBN: 0593543823
- Physical Description: xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: [New York] : Sentinel, 
- Copyright: ©2023
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-334) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Born "Booker" -- "Teddie" grows up -- From student to teacher -- Theodore, husband, and writer -- "My life-work" -- Lessons and losses -- "Like clock work" -- Roosevelt the reformer -- The speech that echoed -- America the unready -- The Moses of his people -- A splendid little war -- The crowded hour -- Man in the middle -- The new century dawns -- Death of a president -- Guess who's coming to dinner -- The morning after -- "The negro question" -- Southern discomforts -- Winding down -- Road's end -- Postmortem.
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