Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that's what Washington was.
People aren't quite sure what it means when a book is a Booker Prize winner.
They're not quite sure what is being recommended, what literary values it stands for, because every year it stands for something different.
Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker T.
Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking desperately for a way out, and he could see no way out except capitulation.
Du Bois marked a great stage in the history of Negro struggles when he said that Negroes could no longer accept the subordination which Booker T. Washington had preached.