James Lee Dickey: An Analysis of One African-American's Leadership in Jim Crow TexasMain MenuJames Lee Dickey: An Analysis of One African American's Leadership in Jim Crow TexasIntroductionSlave No MoreFreedman after Bondage 1865 - 1955African American LeadershipContenders for the TitleJames Lee DickeyThe Leadership of James Lee DickeyLocations in Dr. James Lee Dickey's StoryGoogle locations for Dr. Dickey's BiographyMaureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3b
Doing What Was Necessary
1media/btw studying.jpeg2018-03-30T23:46:07-07:00Maureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3b197014image_header2018-04-17T20:53:38-07:00Maureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3bRegarding his Atlanta speech, Washington did not believe he had abandoned the struggle for his people. Rather, having lived in the South his entire life and watched voting rights stripped from Negroes state by state, he knew disfranchisement was a foregone conclusion. He had to accept the things he couldn’t change and change the things he could. Education was something he could change. He was wise enough to use Southern fears to motivate. For example, he warned South Carolina Governor Ben Tillman that if he cut funding for black schools, northern money, such as funding from Andrew Carnegie, would sustain them instead. Even today, Southern states do not like federal government in state affairs. Blacks schools were saved temporarily.
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