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Re: Who Likes Reading the Washington Bee?

Sam I love your post. The papers are so addictive. And the great benefit is you find so much to make you proud of those that went before you. Standing up to racial discrimination, running profitable businesses from farms to hotels, performing heroic deeds, gathering for family reunions, remembering loved ones in annual memorials, achieving political office, actively engaging in church and other activities, and so much more. Many were founded for the uplift of the race and their mission continues to be fulfilled many years after they have published their last issue--how cool is that!

Although I can now access a number of them on the internet, I still do a lot of reading/researching via microfilm in libraries. And I have several reels of the Nashville Globe at home and a small reader I purchased decades ago--so I can get my fix whenever I need it! :D

Let us know what is going on with your Booker T. Washington work. Are you doing a special research project? The fact that you are looking for information for 2 specific years has peaked my interest.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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