Reply To: Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Exposition


Washington was referring to agricultural skills and land something Tuskegee promoted at the time. He did not mean buying and selling land, though that could always have been an ancillary effect. He did want black Americans to be self sufficient, and then as now, that meant holding property. Look up Webster’s Dictionary in Google Books, but select “Free Google e-books” so it pulls up older editions.