The American Negro - Recording

Date of Recording: 1904
Duration: 3:22
Call Number: VVL00881

In this noted address to the President and visitors to the Atlanta Exposition, Washington speaks of improved race relations and economic conditions in the South. He states, "in no way, has the...value of the American Negro been more fittingly and generously recognized than by the vantages of this magnificent exposition." For Washington, this collaboration served to "cement the friendship" of the two races, and here he calls for camaraderie among not only white and black Americans, but also understanding for the experiences of the new immigrants currently entering the country.


  • Introduction to Early Voices

  • America and Its Early Voices

  • Introduction to Early Recording
  • William Jennings Bryan
  • Eugene Debs
  • Thomas Edison
  • Samuel Gompers
  • William McKinley
  • William Taft
  • Booker T. Washington