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    Booker T. Washington The purpose for writing on Booker T. Washington is to focus on his educational contributions, and the different speeches he gave during and after the 19th century for African American and for the institution. Booker was born into slavery on a small tobacco plantation on April 5 1856. While in grade school he did not have a last name. When he realized that all of the other children at the school had a second name, and the teacher asked him his, he invented the name Washington

  • Booker T

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    BOOKER T WASHINGTON *V* WEB DUBOIS For more than a hundred years important Black leaders such as: Douglass, Elliot, Washington, and Du Bois have been both praised and sensationalized in our (Black) history books for their individual efforts in the struggle for the civil and political advancement of Black Americans; but among all others the two most “talked” about during that period would have to be Booker T. Washington and his fellow activist and most verbal critic W.E.B. DuBois. Although during

  • Booker T. Washington: The Life Of Booker Taliaferro Washington

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    Felicia Blackford Mrs. Caruso American History 5/4/2012 Booker Taliaferro Washington Booker Taliaferro Washington was an outstanding black man during the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s. He had quite an intriguing life and background. Through the people and tough circumstances in his life, his character was greatly influenced for the better. These circumstances greatly affected his influence and contributions to society. “The individual who can do something that the world wants done

  • Booker T Washington's Speech Of Booker T. Washington

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    Washington Is being remembered for the address of “Atlanta Exposition” In this particular speech, Booker T called on the Whites to provide Industrial, agricultural education and job for the Negroes. In return the African Americans will stop the demanding for civil rights and social equality. The message he passed to the Negroes was that social equality and politics were not really important as the immediate goals than independence and respectability of the economy. Washington had this belief that

  • Biography Of Cory Booker

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    Senator Cory Booker was born to two civil rights activists Cary and Carolyn Booker on April 27, 1969 in Washington D.C. Senator Booker was raised in an affluent white neighborhood in New Jersey. Both of Sen. Booker’s parents were among the first African American executives at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). Sen. Booker has stated in multiple interviews that his family was able to buy their family home because of housing right activist. (Booker Senate) Sen. Booker attended Stanford

  • Booker T. Washington

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    “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome” –Booker T. Washing. Booker Taliaferro Washington was born in Hale’s Ford, Virginia on April 5th, 1856 to Jane Burroughs and an unknown White man. Washington was married three times. His first wife was Fannie N. Smith from Malden, West Virginia. Booker and Fannie were married in the summer of 1882 and had one child together named Portia M. Washington. Fannie died two years later

  • Booker T. Washington

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    American that the emancipation and the reconstruction had not resolved the racial situation in the United States. In the early eighteenth century; Booker Taliaferro Washington (Booker T. Washington ) along with other powerful lenders, lead the way to helping the United States with the issue of racism which was so deeply embedded in the United States. Booker T. Washington lead the way by becoming one of the first African America educators but at a time in America in which it was not the norm and in some

  • Booker T. Washington

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    Booker T. Washington Following the smoke of Confederate and Union gunfire emerged the self-reliant and awe-inspiring Booker Taliaferro Washington. As a distinguished black educator, a commanding broker, and an ethical as well as economical constructionist, he stepped up to the podium of civil reform with authority. Life was not easy for young Booker T; from the moment of his delivery on April 5, 1856, he was clamped into bondage. Toiling in the backbreaking salt furnace from the age of ten with

  • Booker T. Washington

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    Booker T. Washington was a great influence for the black community. The efforts this man put to become such a wonderful leader were incredible. Booker T. Washington was a man that started up from scratch. He grew up as a Black slave, who did not have much choices in life. He was born in Virginia in 1856, and he had a white father and a black mother. After the Emancipation Proclamation he went to work in a coal mine, while still a child. When Booker was seventeen he went of to Hampton Institute,

  • Booker T. Washington

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    Booker T. Washington 1856-1915, Educator Booker Taliaferro Washington was the foremost black educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He also had a major influence on southern race relations and was the dominant figure in black public affairs from 1895 until his death in 1915. Born a slave on a small farm in the Virginia backcountry, he moved with his family after emancipation to work in the salt furnaces and coal mines of West Virginia. After a secondary education at Hampton Institute