The Negro worker.

Tuskegee: Booker T. Washington Leadership Assn, 1945-1946. seven issues. 8vo. 8 pp. each. Bound in original comic book-style wrappers, all different but each having the image of Booker T. Washington in the center, banner title and date of the journal on top and “cast down your bucket where you are” printed underneath. Item #17593

The journal was published between 1944 and 1947, when the name was changed to the better worker. The articles reference stories of successful workers and black entrepreneurs, and even include photographs of person about whom the stories are printed. By citing the “real-life” events and generally advocating hard work, the intention was to boost industry, good conduct and upward mobility.

Issues include:

Vol. II, No. 2, March, 1945
Vol. II, No. 5, June, 1945
Vol. III, No. 6, December, 1945
Vol. IV, No. 1, January, 1946
Vol. IV, No. 2, February, 1946
Vol. IV, No. 5, May, 1946
Vol. V, No. 1, July, 1946

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was a prominent black educator and author. Born into slavery, he rose to a position of power and influence, founding the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1881 and overseeing its growth into a well-respected black university.

OCLC locates only 3 copies of all or portions of this journal, which should not be confused with The Negro Worker, a newspaper published by the International Trade Union Committee for Black Workers which had ceased publication in 1937.

Price: $400.00

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