Negro Migration During the War (Dodo Press)

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9781409990697: Negro Migration During the War (Dodo Press)

Emmett J. Scott (1873-1957) was an African-American author and administrator. He was the son of exslaves. In 1887, he entered Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, eventually leaving school in his third year. He worked at the Houston Post, first as a sexton, and then as a copyboy and journalist. In 1893, he formed the Texas Freeman, Houston's first African-American newspaper, with Charles N. Love and Jack Tibbit. He helped Booker T. Washington found the National Negro Business League (NNBL) in 1900. In 1912, he became Tuskegee's treasurer-secretary. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson appointed him special advisor of black affairs to Secretary of War Newton Baker. Scott wrote reports on conditions facing African-Americans during this period, which were published as The American Negro in the World War (1918) and Negro Migration During the War (1920). His other works include Booker T. Washington: Builder of a Civilization (1916).

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