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Memorial Address [on Booker T. Washington] Delivered by Emmett J. Scott, Secretary, at 17th Annual Session
			
8           MEMORIAL ADDRESS

from a Southern man of lineage and distinction,
the other from a Northern man of birth and breed-
ing. Notable indeed was it when this Northern
white man and a company of men of great promi-
nence, journeyed a thousand miles, to the heart of
the South, to testify by their presence and their
speech their appreciation of the life so beautifully
and sweetly lived by our leader and friend.
       HE WALKED HUMBLY WITH HIS GOD
  I trust you will bear with me if I quote once
again from Colonel Roosevelt. At the memorial
exercises held at Tuskegee, Alabama, December 12,
1915, he said:
     "If I were obliged to choose one sentence out of
   all the sentences that have ever been written in
   which to sum up what seems to me to be the deep-
   est religious spirit, I should take a phrase from
   the prophet Micah, which says: 'What doth the
   Lord require of thee but to do justly and to love
   mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.' And
   Booker Washington did justice, and he loved mercy,
   and he walked humbly with his God. He spent his
   life in service, in serving the people of his own race,
   and in serving the people of my race just as much.
   He did justice to every man, and no injustice done
   him could swerve him from the path of justice to
   others; and he not only loved mercy, but he lived
   the love he felt for mercy; and finally, he walked
   humbly with his God. There was not in him a
   touch of the servile spirit; there was not in him
   a touch of unworthy abasement, but there was the
   genuine humility of spirit that made him eager




			
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