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One woman watches as another examines with a magnifying glass an ornate, decorative image on a printed page

A Clean Sweep for the New Year: Exploring a Cartoon from the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

Explore a cartoon, published as the front cover of a magazine in January 1905, that draws on the many metaphors about the New Year offering a clean start. Although many of the specific images in the cartoon may be unfamiliar to students, the labels on them offer a clear starting point for researching the context and the details the artist included.

Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington and the Atlanta Compromise

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

Many contributed to the debates on how best to secure and advance the rights of African Americans, but one of the major contributors was the educator Booker T. Washington. Washington, the leader of Tuskegee Institute, stated his views in a speech at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia, in September 1895.