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  1. Up From Slavery: The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington by Booker T. Washington, 2010-09-23
  2. Booker T. Washington and the Struggle against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 by David H. Jackson, 2009-08-15
  3. Then Darkness Fled: The Liberating Wisdom of Booker T. Washington (Leaders in Action Series) by Stephen Mansfield, 2002-11
  4. From Slave To College President: Being The Life Story Of Booker T. Washington (1902) by G. Holden Pike, 2010-09-10
  5. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Struggle for Racial Uplift (African American History Series (Wilmington, Del.), No. 1.) by Jacqueline M. Moore, 2003-01-15
  6. Three African-American Classics: Up from Slavery, The Souls of Black Folk and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by W. E. B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, et all 2010-08-02
  7. Up From Slavery by Booker T. (introduction by Clarence A. Andrews) Washington, 1967-01-01
  8. Booker T. Washington And Black Progress by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, 2004-06-14
  9. Booker T. Washington and the Negros Place in American Life by samuel spencer, 1955-06
  10. Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington by Robert J. Norrell, 2009-01-19
  11. The Negro Problem by Booker T. Washington, et al., 2009-10-04
  12. Booker T. Washington (On My Own Biography) by Thomas Amper, 1998-10
  13. Up From Slavery:: Autobiography of Booker T. Washington by Booker T. Washington, 2010-07-10
  14. Booker T. Washington: Volume 1: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901 (Galaxy Book: 428) by Louis R. Harlan, 1975-02-13

1. Booker T. Washington - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Booker T. Washington was born on April 5, 1856 on the Burroughs farm at the community of Hale s Ford, Virginia. His mother Jane was a black slave who worked
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Occupation Educator, Author, and African American Civil Rights Leader Booker Taliaferro Washington April 5 November 14 ) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. He was freed from slavery as a child, gained an education, and as a young man was appointed to lead a teachers' college for blacks. From this position of leadership he rose into a nationally prominent role as spokesman for African Americans.
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Washington was born into slavery to a white father, about whom he knew little, and a black slave mother on a rural farm in southwest Virginia . This made him mixed race as are, to one degree or another (as a result of the chattel legacy), many African Americans; yet the so-called " one drop rule " ensured that he grew up in the social category of Negro . He was freed in at the end of the Civil War by the Thirteenth Amendment . After working in saltfurnaces and coalmines in West Virginia for several years, he made his way east to a school which became

2. Booker T. Washington --  Britannica Online Encyclopedia
Britannica online encyclopedia article on Booker T. Washington educator and reformer, first president and principal developer of Tuskegee Normal and
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died Nov. 14, 1915, Tuskegee, Ala. Booker T. Washington. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. educator and reformer, first president and principal developer of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now Tuskegee University ), and the most influential spokesman for black Americans between 1895 and 1915. Washington, Booker T... (75 of 605 words) To read the full article, activate your FREE Trial Commonly Asked Questions About Booker T. Washington

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Booker T. Washington stands out in American History as a school book black hero. Some have even gone as far as to label Booker T. Washington a token Negro
Booker Taliaferro Washington on Education Booker T. Washington stands out in American History as a school book black hero. Some have even gone as far as to label Booker T. Washington a token Negro in the company of white heroes. This is because of his acceptance of segregation, his outward humility, and his opposition to black militancy, even more than because of his constructive achievements as an educator and race leader. His critics argue that his methods were too compromising and unheroic to be placed in the forefront as the spokesperson for black progress. Washington was best known as the Negro spokesperson who, in the Atlanta Compromise Address in 1895, accepted the Southern white demand for racial segregation. He was also the hero of this own success story, Up From Slavery . This autobiography described how he came up from poverty through self-help and the help of benevolent whites to be the foremost black educator and the successor of Frederick Douglass as a black leader and spokesman. Regardless of the position one chooses to take on Washington, he meant many things to many people, and his ideas were critical to helping blacks establish a foundation for progress here in the United States. "While I have never wished to underestimate the awakening power of purely mental training, I believe that this visible, tangible contact with nature gave me inspirations and ambitions which could not have come in any other way. I favor the most thorough mental training and the highest development of mind, but I want to see these linked with the common things of the universal life about our doors."

4. Alabama Hall Of Fame: Booker Taliaferro Washington
Booker T. Washington was born in a rude slave cabin in Virginia and weaned in the salt mills and coal mines. He had an insatiable hunger for knowledge that
Booker Taliaferro Washington
Educator Founder of Tuskegee Institute. Throughout his adult life he instructed African-Americans in citizenship and worked to improve their economic position through education and vocational training. Booker T. Washington was born in a rude slave cabin in Virginia and weaned in the salt mills and coal mines. He had an insatiable hunger for knowledge that led him to memorize a worn copy of a spelling book and, later, to establish Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. From its opening in 1881, with 30 students in an old church and a dilapidated building, until the present day, the world-renown Tuskegee Institute has been guided by the principles of its distinguished founder. Washington learned the value of industrial education at Hampton Institute, which he used as a model in the building of Tuskegee. He taught his students the dignity and the beauty of labor and that learning a trade was more necessary sometimes than the study of Greek and Latin verbs. "It is at the bottom of life we must begin," he told his students, "and not at the top." At the time of its founder's death in 1915, the Institute had more than 1500 students, almost 200 teachers, more than 100 buildings and thousands of loyal alumni. In his trips through the North and South to raise money for Tuskegee, Booker T. Washington attained considerable fame as a public speaker and as a spokesman for African-Americans; a role not sought, but richly deserved.

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  • Men may make laws to hinder and fetter the ballot, but men cannot make laws that will bind or retard the growth of manhood. We went into slavery a piece of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery without a language; we came out speaking the proud Anglo-Saxon tongue. We went into slavery with slave chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands. Progress, progress is the law of nature; under God it shall be our eternal guiding star.
    • "The Problems of the Colored Race in the South," lecture, Hamilton Club, Chicago ( Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
      • "Democracy and Education" , speech, Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn NY ( I think I have learned that the best way to lift one's self up is to help someone else.

6. Lesson Plan - Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington was born about five years before the Civil War Booker T. Washington believed that the way to gain equality was through education.
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also the plantations kitchen. His mother was the cook. Cooking back then was not as easy as it is now. Cooking was done on a fireplace. Booker would gather the wood for the fire. Sometimes Booker's mother would give her children part of a chicken that was cooked for the slave owners. Most of the time Booker would eat a potato or a cup of milk. The living conditions were also very different. The cabin had no glass for the windows and there were holes in the walls. Booker and the others slept on a dirt floor, on bundles of rags. Booker had many different jobs to do on the plantation. He would carry water out to the workers in the field, take corn to the mill, and

7. Washington Booker T High School Foundation Endowment Fund
The Booker T. Washington Foundation for Excellence is a nonprofit organization created in 1993 to support academic endeavors at BTW.
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8. Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington, educational leader, was born in 1856 in Virginia to a white father and a black mother who was a slave. He was brought up in a dismal
BOOKER TALIAFERRO WASHINGTON Oil, 1985, 36 x 30 inches B ooker T. Washington, educational leader, was born in 1856 in Virginia to a white father and a black mother who was a slave. He was brought up in a dismal cabin and was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation. The family moved to the neighborhood of Charleston, West Virginia, where he attended school, and then went off at seventeen to Hampton Institute, where he worked his way through as a janitor. He distinguished himself as a student, and in 1881 he was chosen to become the founding head of a normal school at Tuskegee. After years of hard work, the school was firmly established. He lectured widely on educational subjects and became a familiar of such national figures as Theodore Roosevelt, whose dinner table at the White House he shared. He had become the recognized leader of black Americans following the death of Frederick Douglass. He advocated social separation of the races combined with industrial training and cooperation. For such views he was called the "Great Compromiser" by friends and such foes as Du Bois and Monroe Trotter, who demanded immediate and complete social equality. It was his accommodating quality that brought him, and kept him, at the place where he dominated the movement for civil rights, able to raise funds and other support from former slaveholders of the South and from a broad national community. His Up From Slavery is his legacy.

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    booker T. washington recalled his childhood in his autobiography, Up From Slavery. He was born in 1856 on the Burroughs tobacco farm which,
    Booker T. Washington recalled his childhood in his autobiography, Up From Slavery . He was born in 1856 on the Burroughs tobacco farm which, despite its small size, he always referred to as a "plantation." His mother was a cook, his father a white man from a nearby farm. "The early years of my life, which were spent in the little cabin," he wrote, "were not very different from those of other slaves." He went to school in Franklin County - not as a student, but to carry books for one of James Burroughs's daughters. It was illegal to educate slaves. "I had the feeling that to get into a schoolhouse and study would be about the same as getting into paradise," he wrote. In April 1865 the Emancipation Proclamation was read to joyful slaves in front of the Burroughs home. Booker's family soon left to join his stepfather in Malden, West Virginia. The young boy took a job in a salt mine that began at 4 a.m. so he could attend school later in the day. Within a few years, Booker was taken in as a houseboy by a wealthy towns-woman who further encouraged his longing to learn. At age 16, he walked much of the 500 miles back to Virginia to enroll in a new school for black students. He knew that even poor students could get an education at Hampton Institute, paying their way by working. The head teacher was suspicious of his country ways and ragged clothes. She admitted him only after he had cleaned a room to her satisfaction. In one respect he had come full circle, back to earning his living by menial tasks. Yet his entrance to Hampton led him away from a life of forced labor for good. He became an instructor there. Later, as principal and guiding force behind Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, which he founded in 1881, he became recognized as the nation's foremost black educator.

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    Biography of booker T. washington, educator and activist.
    There are people whose abilities and energy take them far past any limitations life tries to place on them. Booker T. Washington was one of those people. He rose up from slavery and illiteracy to become the foremost educator and leader of black Americans at the turn of the century.
    His childhood was one of privation, poverty, slavery and back-breaking work. Born in 1856, he was from birth the property of James Burroughs of Virginia. Not much is known of his father - even by Washington himself. His mother, Jane, raised him, and he was put to work as early as possible. Since it was illegal for a slave to learn to read and write Washington received no education. On September 22, 1862 Lincoln issued The Emancipation Proclamation, but of course it could not be enforced until the end of the Civil War in 1865. The former slaves were at first jubilant about being free but it quickly became apparent that there was no place for most of them to go. Washington's step-father was very fortunate because he found work packing salt in Malden, West Virginia. Jane moved herself and her children to join her husband. The nine-year old Washington spent long, exhausting days packing salt. Like many blacks after Emancipation, Washington wanted an education. So despite the exhausting days he used his free time to go to school. But it was not enough. When he was 16 he decided that he wanted to go to Hampton Institute in Virginia. He did not know if he could get in, and if he got in he didn't know how he was going to pay for it, but in 1872 he showed up on their doorstep flat broke and hungry.

    13. Progress Of A People: Booker T. Washington
    For decades, booker T. washington (18561915) was the major African-American spokesman in the eyes of white America. Born a slave in Virginia,
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    Biography Booker T. Washington Washington, Booker Taliaferro. Cheynes Studio. Photograph, ca. 1903. LC-USZ62-49568. For decades, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was the major African-American spokesman in the eyes of white America. Born a slave in Virginia, Washington was educated at Hampton Institute, Norfolk, Virginia. He began to work at the Tuskegee Institute in 1881 and built it into a center of learning and industrial and agricultural training. A handsome man and a forceful speaker, Washington was skilled at politics. Powerful and influential in both the black and white communities, Washington was a confidential advisor to presidents. For years, presidential political appointments of African-Americans were cleared through him. He was funded by Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, dined at the White House with Theodore Roosevelt and family, and was the guest of the Queen of England at Windsor Castle. Although Washington was an accommodator, he spoke out against lynchings and worked to make "separate" facilities more "equal." Although he advised African-Americans to abide by segregation codes, he often traveled in private railroad cars and stayed in good hotels. Return to Industrial Education
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      Washington, Booker Taliaferro, Hampton Univ. ), he was given charge of the training of 75 Native Americans, under the guidance of Gen. S. C. Armstrong . He later developed the night school. In 1881 he was chosen to organize a normal and industrial school for African Americans at Tuskegee, Ala. Under his direction, Tuskegee Institute (see Tuskegee Univ.

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    Booker Taliaferro was born a mulatto slave in Franklin Country on 5th April, 1856. His father was an unknown white man and his mother, the slave of James Burroughs, a small farmer in Virginia. Later, his mother married the slave, Washington Ferguson. When Booker entered school he took the name of his stepfather and became known as Booker T. Washington.
    After the Civil War the family moved to Malden, West Virginia. Ferguson worked in the salt mines and at the age of nine Booker found employment as a salt-packer. A year later he became a coal miner (1866-68) before going to work as a houseboy for the wife of Lewis Ruffner, the owner of the mines. She encouraged Booker to continue his education and in 1872 he entered the Hampton Agricultural Institute.
    The principal of the institute was Samuel Armstrong, an opponent of slavery who had been commander of African American troops during the Civil War . Armstrong believed that it was important that the freed slaves received a practical education. Armstrong was impressed with Washington and arranged for his tuition to be paid for by a wealthy white man.
    Armstrong became Washington's mentor. Washington described Armstrong in his autobiography as "a great man - the noblest rarest human being it has ever been my privilege to meet". Armstrong's views of the development of character and morality and the importance of providing African Americans with a practical education had a lasting impact on Washington's own philosophy.

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    Born a slave and deprived of any early education, Booker Taliaferro Washington nonetheless became America's foremost black educator of the early 20th century. He was the first teacher and principal of the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, a school for African-Americans where he championed vocational training as a means for black self-reliance. A well-known orator, Washington also wrote a best-selling autobiography ( Up From Slavery , 1901) and advised Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft on race relations. His rather flaccid nickname of "The Great Accommodator" provides a clue as to why he was later criticized by W. E. B. Du Bois and the N.A.A.C.P. Washington was principal of Tuskegee Institute from 1881 until his death in 1915; it was originally called the Normal School for Colored Teachers and is now known as Tuskegee University. Extra credit : Washington's middle name was Taliaferro... According to the Tuskegee University website, Washington was married three times: to Fannie Smith from 1882 until her death in 1884; to Olivia Davis, from 1885 until her death in 1889; and Margaret Murray, from 1893 until his death in 1915... He was unrelated to President

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