Educator, author, and civic leader Booker T. Washington speaks at a Presbyterian Home Missions Rally on March 3, sharing the stage with President Grover Cleveland.

Washington spoke 17 times at Carnegie Hall, including a benefit on January 22, 1906, for Tuskegee Institute that also featured Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain).

Image courtesy of Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library 

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