Tuskegee to Voorhees. The Booker T. Washington Idea Projected by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright.
Tuskegee to Voorhees. The Booker T. Washington Idea Projected by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright.

Tuskegee to Voorhees. The Booker T. Washington Idea Projected by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright.


Elizabeth “Lizzie” Evelyn Wright (1872–1906) School founder, educator. A native of Georgia, she founded the Denmark Industrial Institute in Denmark, South Carolina, a school for African-American youth modeled on her own experiences as a student at Tuskegee Institute. The co-educational school opened in 1902.

For this book, black author Dr. J.F.B. Coleman, an acquaintance of Wright, sought out her friends and colleagues to assist him in chronicling the founding and early years of the school. Illustrations depict school buildings, agricultural views, and portraits of many associated with the school. The school is today known as Voorhees College, an historically black college (HBCU). Very scarce to the trade. For more on Wright See NBAW pp1280–1283.


Description: Tuskegee to Voorhees. The Booker T. Washington Idea Projected by Elizabeth Evelyn Wright.

[Columbia, South Carolina: The R. L. Bryan Company, 1922]. First Edition. Frontis., [i]–viii, 9–128pp. + 15 half tone plates. Small 8vo. Publisher’s gray cloth; without dust jacket. Slightly cocked, some mild binding soil, slight foxing within; very good.

[3727845]

Not in Work, nor Blockson Catalogue. Not in LCP, Afro-Americana (1973 ed).


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