Booker T. Washington Maxwell anderson

Early life of Booker T. Washington

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He was born into slavery Apr 05 ,1956 .He never knew the year, month, or day of his birth , nor did he know his dad. His mom's name was Jane Fergususon . He went to Hampton University .He died Nov 15 , 1915.

Why are they famous?

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He was the first honored African American man to go to the White House, invited by President Theodore Roosevelt.Booker T. Washington was the most famous black man in America between 1895 and 1915. He was also considered the most influential black educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Institute, a black school in Alabama devoted to training teachers. Washington was also behind the formation of the National Negro Business League 20 years later, and he served as an adviser to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

What impact did he have on us

He was the dominant figure in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery, he spoke on behalf of the large majority of blacks who lived in the South but had lost their ability to vote through disfranchisement by southern legislatures.


How are they celebrated : Booker T. Washington

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Booker T. Washington is celebrated by having a elementary school named after him in Kentucky. He also has a statue of his head in Washington DC. Booker has a park named after him.

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