|Name :||Jamestown Exposition 1907 (james13l.gif)|
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|Description :||The cornerstone of the Negro Building was laid on 14 February 1907 by the Grand Lodge of Negro Masons of Virginia. The building was designed by W. Sydney Pittman, a graduate of Tuskegee and Drexel Institutes. The building was erected under the auspices of the United States Government, and Mr. Pittman was the first African-American whose design had ever been accepted by the government. "Negro Day" was celebrated on 3 August, and featured an address by American educator Booker T. Washington.