Louis R. Harlan

Louis R. Harlan was an American historian, best known for his two-volume biography of Booker T. Washington, which won both the Bancroft Prize and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.


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  1. 1. Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901–1915

    This book delves into the life and influence of Booker T. Washington during his time as the head of Tuskegee Institute from 1901 to 1915. The narrative explores Washington's political and social strategies, as well as his controversial policies, as he navigated the complexities of post-Reconstruction America. It also examines his relationships with key figures of the era, his efforts to promote African American education and economic self-reliance, and his enduring legacy in the fight for civil rights.

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