Booker T. Washington

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Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington was born on April 5, 1865. He was born into slavery at the James Burrough’s family plantation in Virginia. Nothing is known about Booker T. Washington’s father beyond the fact that he was a white man. After the Civil War Booker T. Washington worked in a salt furnace and attended school 3 months out of the year. At the age of 17, he was accepted into Hampton Institute in Virginia. When Booker T. Washington graduated from the institute, he then entered the Wayland Seminary. In 1881, Booker T Washington founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. But he did not stop there. He initiated many forms of work and established the National Negro Business League, the National Negro Health Week, and various others. In 1884, Booker T. Washington addressed the National Education Association, which emphasized education for meeting demands of life. The speech appealed to the white educators, which perceived an approach to the racial question. About 11 years later, Booker T. Washington gave another speech at the opening of the Cotton States...

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