Teddy and Booker T. : how two American icons blazed a path for racial equality / Brian Kilmeade.
- ISBN: 9780593543825
- ISBN: 0593543823
- Physical Description: 320 p.
- Publisher: [New York] : Sentinel, 
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"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.
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|Subject:||Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 > Influence.
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 > Influence.
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African American intellectuals > Biography.
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