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The 1870s to the start of World War I the period when African American educator Booker T Washington was gaining prominence was also a difficult time for African Americans The vote proved elusive and civil rights began to vanish through court action Lynching racial violence and slaverys twin children peonage and sharecropping arose as deadly quagmires on the path to full citizenship After Reconstruction ended in 1877 the federal government virtually turned a deaf ear to the voice of the African American populace Yet in this era blacks were educated in unprecedented numbers hundreds received degrees from institutions of higher learning and a few like WEB DuBois and Carter G Woodson went on for the doctorate While only a small percentage of the black population had been literate at the close of the Civil War by the turn of the twentieth century the majority of all African Americans were literate The Library of Congress houses the papers of three presidents of Tuskegee Institute Booker T Washington Robert Russa Moton and Frederick Douglass Patterson and other important manuscripts and photographs relating to the establishment operations aspirations and success of historically black colleges and universities Also at this time African American artistic genius in music painting sculpture literature and dance became more evident to white society at large Some of the artists of this period including poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Fisk Jubilee Singers won international acclaim This section of the exhibit demonstrates the progress of blacks in the last decades of the nineteenth century This period has been called the nadir of black history because so many gains earned after the Civil War seemed lost by the time of World War I and because racial violence and lynching reached an all time high However both the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP and the National Urban League NUL were founded by blacks and whites during this time The papers
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