The annual fall will focus on the controversial dinner of black tutor with President Teddy Roosevelt.
JACKSON TWP. Emphasis will be placed on pop politics and culture by remembering the President's historic controversy since then until Friday and Saturday 25 and 26 at St George's Serbian Hall.
The fall from the Political and Pop Culture Show held by American Political Collectors is returning to Stark County for its two-day run. A feature of this show is an exhibition of items commemorating the President's 1901 Theodore Roosevelt White House dinner with black educator and author Booker T. Washington.
"We have a collector from Iowa in line with some items related to the dinner that Teddy Roosevelt invited to Booker T. Washington," said Jack Dixey, the show's co-ordinator. "He got the much popular button showing Roosevelt and Washington at the board of a dining room in the White House, and between them there is a picture of Abe Lincoln, which connects to the Redemption Proclamation. ; & # 39;
Roosevelt, who held office only a short time after assassination of President William McKinley, drew criticism from a number of observers for extending the White House dinner to the African American African, a renowned educator connected with Tuskegee Ordinary School and what was it? as the Tuskegee Institute.
"Roosevelt in the White House was only a few weeks when Booker T. Washington invited him to dinner," said Dixey. "This certainly gave rise to a controversy which was of interest to both sides."
The collectors and annual dealers, in recent years in central Canton, showed that St George's Serbian Hall at 4667 but recently Applegrove N. NW said, when Dixey invited Grand McKinley hotel to be closed for renovation.
Dixey, who praised the Canton area for welcoming participants, said that the show returns every year to many of the exhibitors from nearly 20 states.
"A man is coming from Florida, and people are coming from Nebraska and Tennessee and Arizona, and, of course, Ohio and the surrounding states," he said.
Demonstrators can ask questions about items shown at the show and those introduced for free appraisals. These items can also be sold at auction at the show.
"Two years ago, a man came in who the father was a florist in the White House for years," said Dixey. "He gave signed photographs and various documents signed by the presidencies from Kennedy to Ford. He walked out with $ 4,000."
Washington and Roosevelt
According to the website for Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University, "Washington corresponded with many prominent businessmen and politicians, directing his charitable contributions to African American causes and providing advice on racist and southern politics." Washington's influence "all the way to the White House."
“Presidents McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft consulted Washington on issues and African American appointments. As a result of Washington's friendship with Theodore Roosevelt, national controversy came about shortly after Roosevelt took office in 1901, ”said the history of the website. Roosevelt hosted Washington at the White House and ate dinner together.There was a family dinner that was attended by President Roosevelt, Mrs Roosevelt, four of Roosevelt's children, Washington, and Philip Battell Stewart, a friend. Roosevelt's family had historically been with the Roosevelts as it was the first African American to be a dinner guest at the White House and the scandal seems to have had a small victory.
The Repository, in its Sunday and Night editions, published several stories of the dinner, including one article on the front page of October 27, 1901 – heading "THANKS" – praising the event's praise given by the American Missionary Society. "The president thanked the association for the kind expression," said the article.
Another article, reprinted three days later from the Boston Herald, drew comparisons between the reaction to the Washington-Roosevelt dinner and the backup of an incident during Lincoln's administration.
"When Abraham Lincoln allowed Frederick Douglass to accept a public reception at the White House, while the miners tried to keep him out, and he welcomed with special courtesy and impartiality, there were people in the north who were surprised." They were keen to say that the wheels of the globe would reverse their activity and roll back to chaos and black night, "said the article. "The realization was that the American civilization reached the place where Frederick Douglass could be introduced without hindering his progress. The Nation will not stop or interfere with President Roosevelt's Booker Washington. with him. "
Lee Mussell, collector of Des Moines, Iowa, will bring a variety of dinner items.
"I was a social studies teacher when I started collecting," Mussell said. "A couple of other teachers gathered, and when I came into the building there was a big exhibition that I was interested in."
Much of this exhibition was memorabilia from William McKinley's campaigns and administration. He encouraged Mussell to specialize in collecting items connected to Franklin D. Roosevelt. As a result of another teacher's collection, which also began collecting political items, Mussell focused his attention towards Booker T. Washington.
"African American was in the teacher and he was in Frederick Douglass and some Booker T. Washington items, so when I came across Booker T. Washington stuff I noticed it."
Purchased by Mussell include bouquets, a button and a poster, and will bring the show.
Mussell's son, Scott Mussell, who lives in Pennsylvania and works with an auction house selling political items, will serve as a dealer.
"We'll have tables together," said the old Mussell. "I'll have a few things to sell. I'll see the Booker T. Washington goods. I won't sell it, but I'll let people see it."