Booker T. Washington’s work in the African world

[soundcloud url=”″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] interviews author Dr. Tyrene Wright about her book, “Booker T. Washington in Africa”. We talk about his involvement in protesting and propagandizing against Leopold’s genocide, enslavement, and colonization of the Congo.

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We also discuss Washington’s role in the relationship between the U.S. and Liberia, and his dealings to try to quell the unrest between native Liberians and Amerigo-transplanted Liberians. We also discuss his role in fighting for the immigration rights of Africans who were working on the Panama Canal. And lastly we talk about his relationship with Dubois, Garvey, and other leading Pan Afrikanist of the time. If you would like to hear more, you could go to