Booker T. Washington

My View of Segregation Laws
December 04, 1915

In all of my experience I have never yet found a case where the masses of the people of any given city were interested in the matter of the segregation of white and colored people; that is, there has been no spontaneous demand for segregation ordinances. In certain cities politicians have taken the leadership in introducing such segregation ordinances into city councils, and after making an appeal to racial prejudices have succeeded in securing a backing for ordinances which would segregate the negro people from their white fellow citizens.

My View of Segregation Laws
December 03, 1915

White people who argue for the segregation of the masses of black people forget the tremendous power of objective teaching. To hedge any set of people