From the introduction by T. Thomas Fortune: "Mr. Washington still lives; and to-day the South possesses no voice stronger than his,--that is teaching Christian love and sympathy and national unity with like power and success...one of the strongest...
In his address Cobb insists that the slavery question, the central issue influencing the pending secession of the South, was not answered by the recent presidential election: "But gentlemen say they cannot do anything. They say that the edict went...
In the letter Clifford asks his father to send money for his tuition and allowance, and he comments on the president and the possible entry of the United States into World War I: "To-day I am eighteen. Just old enough to be shot by the Germans but...
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