Booker T. Washington talks with a Kentucky governor

A photo of Booker T. Washington (left) and Gov. Augustus E. Wilson of Kentucky, taken in 1909. This was 28 years after Washington opened his famous Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Wilson, a Republican, was governor of Kentucky from 1907-1911.

Image from the George Grantham Bain Collection at the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Digital ID: LC-DIG-ggbain-04164

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