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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 49

14. Booker T. Washington, Will Education Solve the Race Problem? A Reply ([Tuskegee, AL]: Tuskegee Institute Print, 1901). (12 p.)

Response to an article in The North American Review by Professor John Roach Straton, in which the author doubts whether African Americans can benefit from education. Mr. Washington believes that “a judicious system of industrial, mental and religious training” will elevate the black race and resolve the race problem as a result. According to Mr. Washington, the primary obstacle to achieving the education necessary for this transformation is money. (The collection has other copies of this pamphlet in volumes 30 [no. 3] and 79 [no. 37].)