I find that the school offers advance courses equivalent to any High School courses, and the notion that Tuskegee teaches A, B, C's is another joke for the Boston joke-book. There is plenty of work to do here; no one is a drone, but everybody works and the greatest worker is Mr. B. T. Washington.
G. DAVID HOUSTON, 1904
Mr. Washington's scheme is to have such a control over his teachers that they will tremble at his approach. Most teachers like to see the train puff out with him and dread to hear the engine whistling his return.
G. DAVID HOUSTON, 1906
FOR nearly half of every year Booker T. Washington was far from Tuskegee Institute. He spoke from nearly every rostrum in the land, drew up a chair at the President's desk at the White House, traveled abroad, or battled with the black college-bred men, using methods they had not learned in college. Students and even faculty at Tuskegee heard of his role in public affairs almost in fable form, after careful screening in the Tuskegee Student or else in the garbled style of the MontgomeryAdvertiser, which followed the Wizard of Tuskegee closely but seldom saw him clearly. Even when he was generally believed to be on campus, Washington would often be at the Chehaw station boarding an early morning train on some urgent appointment.
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Publication information: Book title: Booker T. Washington:The Wizard of Tuskegee 1901-1915. Contributors: Louis R. Harlan - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1983. Page number: 143.
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