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Memorial Address [on Booker T. Washington] Delivered by Emmett J. Scott, Secretary, at 17th Annual Session
			
          BY EMMETT J. SCOTT                  15

tions. They were the rock to which he clung in
storms, the anchor which kept his head to the
wind, the balm which sustained him in defeat, and
ennobled him in the hour of triumph."
               HE LOVED HIS RACE
  Mr. Washington loved his race. He preached, in
season and out of season, that self-help, self-disci-
pline, self-salvation, are the only factors in the
history of races or individuals that permanently
count, or endure. Though his voice might some-
times chasten, it most often was heard pleading
at the bar of public opinion for his race, for "fair
play," for a "square deal." It was for this pur-
pose, and in this spirit, that he stood at Atlanta;
that he stood at the unveiling of Shaw's deathless
monument on Boston Common; that he stood in
the Chicago Auditorium before President and
Cabinet and the mighty of the land at the close of
the Spanish-American War; that he stood within
the classic shades of Old Harvard to receive the
first honorary degree conferred by that institution
upon one of his race.  And so he stood upon an hun-
dred, yea, a thousand platforms, throughout the
country as the tribune of his race, pleading for hu-
manity and justice, giving voice to the inarticulate
educational, industrial and moral aspirations of a
race.
            HE WAS A RELIGIOUS MAN
  Mr. Washington was a deeply religious man. He




			
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