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Hopkins’ President Gilman, chairing the Judges of Awards at the 1895 Atlanta Exposition, chooses to invite Booker T. Washington to participate.  Through his speeches and writings, Washington is viewed by many whites in power as a Black source of support for the rule of “separate but equal.”  It is his earlier speech, offering “[i]n all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress,” that prompts Gilman’s invitation

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