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1903 Booker T. Washington's San Diego visit...

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January 06, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 6, 1903

* Booker T. Washington address
* Educator, author & orator
* African American leader
* President George Marston

The top of page 3 has a two column heading: "WASHINGTON'S WORK FOR THE NEGRO RACE" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 6 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

San Diego History Center: What is known, thanks to some historical digging by Phillips, is that Washington visited San Diego in January 1903, and Marston served as his host. When Washington signed the book Phillips bought, he signed it Jan. 5, 1903, further confirming the book most likely belonged to Marston originally.
That’s why Phillips donated the book to the San Diego History Center, where officials were thrilled to receive it.
“Not only does it commemorate Washington’s visit to San Diego, but it belonged to one of our prominent citizens, George Marston, who was the founder of our institution,” archivist Jane Kenealy wrote in an email to Phillips. “It will be a very welcome addition to our collection and has found a good home with us.”

Category: The 20th Century