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Memorial Address [on Booker T. Washington] Delivered by Emmett J. Scott, Secretary, at 17th Annual Session
			
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believed in, trusted, lived by the precepts of the
Bible. He was not too great, and never too busy
to turn to the thumb-worn copy of Holy Writ which
was his invariable, comforting companion. Have
you not heard him, with face aglow and faith-re-
vealing expression, quote his two favorite passages
of scripture?
     "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
   are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever
   things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good
   report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any
   praise, think on these things."
And that other one:
     "But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace,
   long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meek-
   ness, temperance: against such there is no law."
He had the vision to see that if he could only pre-
vail upon his race to "think on these things," no
law, or laws, could prevail against them.
  And now, finally, my friends, are we here simply
to mourn his loss, to chronicle the details of his
busy, overburdened life, to recite his  splendid
achievements, and the many high honors which
came to him, and through him, to us? Or are we
here to seek to draw some lessons from his inspir-
ing, triumphant life?
   HIS SELF-SACRIFICE, HIS SELF-DENIAL HIS
              SELF-FORGETFULNESS
  Our hearts do indeed sorrow with that brave
companion who labored by his side, smoothing his




			
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