Although W. E. B. DuBois would later publish his pointed challenge to Booker T. Washington's educational and political philosophy in his celebrated work, Souls of Black Folk
(1903), at the time of Washington's Atlanta speech, DuBois wrote this letter to express his congratulations.
W. E. B. DuBois to Booker T. Washington, September 24, 1895. Autograph letter.
My dear Mr. Washington,
Let me heartily congratulate you upon your phenomenal success at Atlanta—it was a word fitly spoken..
W.E.. B. Du Bois
Wilberforce, 24 Sept., '95
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