Selected Letters to/by BTW
From W.E.B. DuBois Sep 1895
Sends his congratulations on the Atlanta speech.
"... There are not a few members of our race who try to make their living by going about through the country reminding the race of the wrongs under which it suffers.
"... If I do not go, they [the State Dept.] fear that the independence and usefulness of the country [Liberia] will be lost.
"...while your method of solving the problem by industry, education and an accumulation of property is a very slow one, after all it is the only theory that has advanced the race since the Emancipation..."
"...I wish to further express my absolute and unshaken confidence in your sterling character."
Kingston, Jamaica - "... there is a difference of opinion on the lines on which the Negro should develop himself, yet the fair-minded critic cannot fail in admiring your noble efforts.
from Tuskegee - "I hope that when you come to America you will come to Tuskegee and see for yourself what we are striving to do...
Kingston, Jamaica - "... asking you to do your best to assist me during my stay in America
Kingston, Jamaica - "...(re): men who endeavor from the purest motives to do something in the interest of the people...