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Memorial Address [on Booker T. Washington] Delivered by Emmett J. Scott, Secretary, at 17th Annual Session
			
MEMORIAL ADDRESS
   Delivered by Emmett J. Scott, Secretary, at the Seven-
     teenth Annual Sesion of the National Nergo Busi-
      ness League, Convension Hall, Kansas City,
            Missouri, Wednesday Evening,
                 August 16, 1916
  Not by invitation, but by command of the First
Vice-President and the Chairman of the Executive
Committee of the National Negro Business League,
I stand here tonight to pay homage to the memory
of the man who was not only the founder of our
great organization, but the leader of his people in
America, and one of the foremost thinkers of the
world, irrespective of race, creed or color.
  It is altogether sweet and beautiful that this
great organization should halt its proceedings to
commemorate the purposeful life of him who, on
this first evening of our annual meetings, always
encouraged us with a word of good cheer, sounded
a vibrant note of optimism, and cordially expressed
to us, and through us to the Negro people of the
United States, his warmest congratulations upon
the achievements of the twelve months before.
Oh, how we miss him tonight!
  You who knew him as man and as friend know
what Kipling meant when he said:




			
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