- What issue did Booker T. Washington most focus on in his letter of protest as re-printed in the Richmond Planet? Why did he perceive this to be dangerous to African Americans, whites and the relationship between them?
- For Washington, what two institutions were key to changing public opinion and ultimately putting a stop to mob violence? How could these have helped achieve Washington's end goal?
- How did the Richmond Planet respond to Washington's letter? Why? Do you agree with the newspaper's assessment?
"Prof. Washington Speaks Boldly," Richmond Planet, pp. 4, 5 March 1904. Courtesy of Library of Congress