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Portrait of Booker T. Washington
布克.华盛顿可能是当时最具影响力的非裔美籍人士

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布克.华盛顿 (Booker T. Washington) 发表亚特兰大妥协案 (Atlanta Compromise) 演说
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西元1895918日,一名记者挤在人群里聆听布克.华盛顿发表有名的「亚特兰大妥协案」演说。这名记者描述当时的情景:「他的双眼与他的脸点燃了预言的火花….这感染了现场听众,而听众的回应就像来自旋风中心一样。」布克.华盛顿应该是1895年至1915年之间,美国最具影响力的非裔美国人之一,他是第一位向种族混杂的南方人发表演说的非裔美国人。华盛顿跟听众说了些什么呢?


A reporter in the crowd listening to Booker T. Washington deliver his famous "Atlanta Compromise" speech on September 18, 1895, described the event this way: "His eyes and his whole face lit up with the fire of prophecy... It electrified the audience, and the response was as if it had come from the throat of a whirlwind." One of the most politically powerful African Americans in the country from 1895 to 1915, Booker T. Washington was the first African American man ever to address a racially mixed Southern audience. What did Washington tell his audience?

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