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Booker T. Washington's 1895 speech set the tone for his remarkable life

Glenn Beck talks about a speech that Booker T. Washington gave in 1895 that was a blueprint to his life. The speech, delivered to a mostly white audience at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, encourage white Southerners to seek out black laborers for their farms and businesses.

While aspects of Washington's approach was criticized by some black leaders of the day, including W.E.B. Dubois, as being too accommodating to white demands of subservience and racial segregation, the following years saw remarkable economic advancement for southern blacks.

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