On Making Our Race Life Count in the Life of the Nation

In the Bible one finds over and over again the words "a peculiar people." Reference…

An Address before the National Educational Association

Ladies and Gentlemen: We stand tonight on historic ground. Charleston and South Carolina have made…

Address Delivered at Hampton Institute

Few, if any, occasions within the past thirty years have meant more to the Negro…

“Is the Negro Having a Fair Chance?”

IF I were asked the simple, direct question, "Does the negro in America have a…

“My View of Segregation Laws”

In all of my experience I have never yet found a case where the masses…

“The Fruits of Industrial Training”

The political, educational, social and economic evolution through which the South passed during, say, the…

The Educational Outlook in the South

Fourteen years ago it is said that Northern teachers, in the South for the purpose…

The Educational and Industrial Emancipation of the Negro

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentleman: I cannot bring myself to feel that I am worthy…

An Address on Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: You ask that which he found a piece of property…

An Abraham Lincoln Memorial Address in Philadelphia

Gentlemen: You ask one whom the Great Emancipator found a piece of property and left…

The Problem of the South

Ladies and Gentlemen: We stand tonight on historic ground. Charleston and South Carolina have made…

A Speech at the Unveiling of the Robert Gould Shaw Monument

Mr. Chairman and Fellow-Citizens: In this presence, and on this sacred and memorable day, in…

The Intellectuals and the Boston Mob

It makes a great deal of difference in the life of a race, as it…

A Sunday Evening Talk

UNIMPROVED OPPORTUNITIES There are several things I shall say to you to-night, which may not…

The Struggle for an Education

ONE day, while at work in the coal-mine, I happened to overhear two miners talking…

Letter to J. R. Barlow

My dear Mr. Barlow: Thank you again for your kind letter of January [February] 9th.…

Speech Before the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Board of Directors and Citizens: One-third of the population…

Industrial Education for the Negro

One of the most fundamental and far-reaching deeds that has been accomplished during the last…

Democracy and Education

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is said that the strongest chain is no stronger…

Up from Slavery

THE ATLANTA EXPOSITION, at which I had been asked to make an address as a…