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Booker T. Washington at the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Booker T. Washington at the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Title:
Booker T. Washington at the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Description:
A postcard showing Booker T. Washington standing with faculty during the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, on June 9, 1915. Booker T. Washington was a surprise speaker at the proceedings, delivering an eloquent address that spoke to the theme of the transformation of the freedman which had occurred in the fifty years since the schools founding in 1865.
Date:
June 9, 1915
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, George C. Gordon Library
University Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
Worcester Polytechnic Institute History Collection
Subjects:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute--Commencement ceremonies
Worcester Polytechnic Institute--Anniversaries
Worcester Polytechnic Institute--History
Universities and Colleges--Massachusetts--Worcester
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Worcester
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Notes:
Is a part of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute History Collection. University Archives and Special Collections, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, George C. Gordon Library, Worcester, Massachusetts. http://www.wpi.edu/+library
Language:
English
Identifier:
2008-29
booker_t_washington_at_the_50th_anniversary_celebration_of_wpi