He died 100 years ago, in 1915. “It might be a good year to revisit the life of Booker T. Washington,” said Gary Moore, North Carolina State University professor of agriculture education.
There is more to outhouses than meets the eye, and people tend to like it like that.
In 1910, one farmer could feed himself and seven other people. One hundred years later, a farmer could feed himself and 154 other people.
Who put the “culture” in agriculture? Chautauqua did, in a manner of speaking. The traveling Redpath Circuit Chautauquas inspired rural inhabitants of many stripes. But there is a special link between the Circuit Chautauquas and agriculture institutes, a link that Professor Gary Moore of North Carolina State University will discuss at 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ. Moore’s presentation is part of the Oliver Archives Heritage Lecture Series.
Recognize the youngsters and accept that they know stuff. Such is the voice of progressive educator Gary Moore, professor at North Carolina State University and president of the Association for Career and Technical Education.
At 3:30 p.m. today in the Hall of Christ, he will give a lecture titled “Suffer the Little Children: How Boys’ Corn Clubs and Girls’ Tomato Clubs Changed Rural America.”
And it really is all about kids, and learning and doing. The early 20th century was in many ways a dismal time for rural America. People were isolated. The work was difficult. There were few recreational activities — even as “leisure time” was something of a buzz phrase for urban, industrialized workers.