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Source: National Magazine
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “Booker T. Washington Among His West Virginia Neighbors”
Author(s): Prillerman, Byrd
Date of publication: December 1902
Volume number: 17
Issue number: 3
Pagination: 353-56 (excerpt below includes only page 356)

Prillerman, Byrd. “Booker T. Washington Among His West Virginia Neighbors.” National Magazine Dec. 1902 v17n3: pp. 353-56.
Booker T. Washington; McKinley assassination (personal response); McKinley assassination (public response: West Virginia); Booker T. Washington (telegrams).
Named persons
Ida McKinley; William McKinley; Booker T. Washington.


Booker T. Washington Among His West Virginia Neighbors [excerpt]

     When Mr. Washington and his party returned to Charleston at five o’clock in the evening, they heard that President McKinley had been shot. As Mr. Washington waited at Charleston depot for the Malden train, he anxiously watched the people as they spoke to one another in subdued tones, but he could not believe the report. Soon after reaching Malden, however, he became convinced that the sad report was true, and he immediately telegraphed a message of sympathy to Mrs. McKinley. The old citizens of Malden came around him in great numbers to get his opinion of the tragedy. Some of the white men asserted that the assassin should be lynched, but Mr. Washington insisted too much of that had already been done.



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