100 years since Booker T. Washington’s historic visit to the Mormons

by | Mar. 29, 2013

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In late March 1913, the most prominent African-American of his generation, Booker T. Washington, traveled cross-country to, in his words, “get right into the midst of the Mormons to see what kind of people they are, what they look like, what they are doing, and in what respect they are succeeding.”

During his two-day stay in Salt Lake City, the renowned educator, author and speaker met with local leaders, attended receptions in his honor and spoke to educators, University of Utah students and the city's African-American community.

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