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Print of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington, "Onward," 1903

W. L. Haskell (Firm)1903

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

This poster depicts three leading Americans who advanced African American life at the turn of the 20th century. Frederick Douglass challenged slavery and worked for its abolition. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to preserve the Union by declaring freedom to slaves in rebel states. Booker T. Washington, leader of the Tuskegee Institute, promoted African American rights through education and industry.

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