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  Booker T. Washington National Monument - Booker T Washington National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)
On April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-arce farm of James Burroughs.
In 1861, Booker T. Washington was one of the 4,000,000 enslaved people in the 'Land of the Free.' Come learn about Washington's nine-year experience.
Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the farm of James and Elizabeth Burroughs on April 5, 1856.
www.nps.gov /bowa   (285 words)

  
  Man Booker Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also often known as the Booker Prize, is one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original full-length novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in the English language.
When administration of the prize was transferred to the Booker Prize Foundation in 2002, the title sponsor became the investment company Man Group plc, which opted to retain "Booker" as part of the official title of the prize.
For the first 35 years of the Booker there were only five years when fewer than six books were on the shortlist, and two years (1980 and 1981) when there were seven on the shortlist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Booker_Prize   (638 words)

  
 Booker Washington Encyclopedia @ HotAndCold.com (Hot and Cold)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Booker T. Washington was born April 5, 1856 on the Burroughs farm at the community of Hale's Ford.
Active in politics, Booker T. Washington was routinely consulted by Republican Congressmen and Presidents about the appointment of African Americans to political positions.
Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee 1901-1915 (1983), the standard scholarly biography vol 2.
www.hotandcold.com /encyclopedia/Booker_Washington   (2881 words)

  
 African American Odyssey: The Booker T. Washington Era (Part 1)
Tuskegee Institute was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881 under a charter from the Alabama legislature for the purpose of training teachers in Alabama.
Booker T. Washington was already a popular educator and speaker when he gave this speech in Atlanta.
Although she admired Booker T. Washington, she did not follow his example of soliciting funds from white benefactors; she always proudly stated that the nickels, dimes, and dollars of African American women built her school.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart6.html   (2453 words)

  
 Booker Prize: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth Commonwealth of Nations quick summary:
In the first 35 years of the Booker there were five years that fewer than six books were on the shortlist and two years (1980 and 1981) when there were seven on the shortlist.
The man booker international prize is a global literary award that recognises one writer for their achievement in fiction....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/booker_prize.htm   (1011 words)

  
 Booker T. Jones
Booker T. and The MG's served as the house band for Stax, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary and relaunch this year.
Booker is currently working on material for a new solo album as well as playing tour dates with the MG's and his own solo band.
Booker is currently working on his first recording of solo or MG's material since 1994, and 2007 tour dates in the US and Europe are planned.
www.rosebudus.com /jones   (662 words)

  
 Booker T. and the MGS
Booker T. Jones began working at Stax Records in Memphis as a saxophonist in 1960.
In the early '60s, Booker T. and the MGs provided the instrumental backing for Carla Thomas ("Gee Whiz") and her father Rufus Thomas ("Walkin' the Dog:).
Booker T. and the MGs were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992
www.history-of-rock.com /booker_t_and_the_mgs.htm   (580 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington Biography
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.
Within a few years, Booker was taken in as a houseboy by a wealthy towns-woman who further encouraged his longing to learn.
A man who overcame near-impossible odds himself, Booker T. Washington is best remembered for helping fl Americans rise up from the economic slavery that held them down long after they were legally free citizens.
www.nps.gov /bowa/btwbio.html   (570 words)

  
 IGN: SmackDown Countdown 2006: Booker T
Born and raised in Houston, Booker T overcame a rough childhood to become one of the most charismatic Superstars to ever set foot in the ring.
Booker T welcomed the support of his wife, who quickly found trouble with a perverted Kurt Angle, forcing Booker T to protect his wife in various matches.
Booker denied the allegation, but just weeks later, he attacked his former friend and revealed that he knew Sharmell was helping him all along.
ps2.ign.com /articles/738/738821p1.html   (943 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Up from Slavery: English Books: Booker T. Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As a school child in New York City assigned to read Booker T. Washington's memoir, as a parent raising four children by the Golden Rule while referring to the insitutiton of slavery that spawned racism in America, and now as a grandfather reviewing old literature, "Up From Slavery," held for me different messages.
Booker T. Washington's collection of essays provides a window into the soul of a child beginning life under a slave master who decided: what Booker was, who he was and how much he was worth.
Booker T. Washington explains how he managed to do it with exceptional skill, hard work and good luck.
www.amazon.de /Up-Slavery-Booker-T-Washington/dp/0879280212   (1817 words)

  
 BookerTJones.com - The official web site of Booker T. Jones
05/09/07 :: This week Booker T was featured on KGO-TV, in advance of the master class he will conduct at the Blue Bear School of Music on May 11 and the Blue Bear benefit concert May 12 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
Booker is appearing twice (at least) during the annual South by Southwest Music Industry conference in Austin, TX this year.
"Booker's incredibly subtle and beautiful keyboard work--put that together with the songs they wrote (and you have) one of the most important bands", he writes.
www.bookert.com   (987 words)

  
 YouTube - Booker T & The MG's "Hang 'Em High"
slaphappy27: Booker and the Boys have not worked with (this) drummer Steve Potts in years--they have found an amazing drum vibe with the great Anton Fig--a wonderful addition to their live shows.
Booker T and the MGs were joined by fellow Stax/Volt band The Mar-Keys to back Otis Redding, and most, if not all, the other Stax/Volt artists.
Booker T & the MG's - Green Onions
youtube.com /watch?v=BAvnWODaJ6I   (419 words)

  
 Progress of a People: Booker T. Washington
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.
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.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/aap/bookert.html   (164 words)

  
 Booker Rising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Booker T. Washington, "Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are" (controversial 1895 speech, rerecorded in 1903 - only surviving recording of his voice)
“Booker Rising is a valuable blog that spreads its net very widely for news and commentary and then converts them into engaging posts.
Booker T. Washington Inspirational Speakers - done by Booker's great-granddaughter
bookerrising.blogspot.com   (11374 words)

  
 LBE Resource Booker Software - the simplest way to manage room and equipment bookings
You are free to use it for as long as you wish.
When you are ready, you can download and install it onto your own web server for a further 45 day trial, or purchase.
You can purchase LBE Resource Booker for a one-off fee or we can host it on this server for you.
www.resourcebooker.com   (98 words)

  
 ENCYCLOPEDIA HANASIANA: Finally, Something Vaguely Interesting About the Booker Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
I have to admit that the high level of blog chat about the Booker Prize leaves me bored, bored, bored.
Maybe I lack the requisite Anglophilia, or maybe it’s just because I have not read — and may not ever read — any of the books on the longlist.
Encyclopedia Hanasiana is a blog about media, advertising, pop culture, and whatever else comes up.
www.hanasiana.com /archives/000073.html   (106 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington National Monument Home Page
Out of the hard and unusual struggle through which he is compelled to pass, he gets a strength, a confidence, that one misses whose pathway is comparatively smooth by reason of birth and race."
Learn more about Booker T. Washington's life story.
Visit this online exhibit to learn more about Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and the Tuskegee Airmen.
www.nps.gov /bowa/home.htm   (172 words)

  
 The Man Booker Prize
Man Booker Dozen in the News Media’s response to longlist announcement »
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year.
We have commissioned exclusive interviews and articles for Perspective, our online magazine, and will bring the most current literary News and information relating to this year's prize.
www.themanbookerprize.com   (158 words)

  
 The Happy Booker
You can marvel at her creative work creative work here.
I'm very pleased (and bitterly jealous!) that The Happy Booker is finally getting a much deserved vacation, and I do hope she comes back with lots of gifts for me.
I'm thrilled to get to help out The Happy Booker, and honoured to be surrounded by some very talented guest bloggers.
thehappybooker.blogs.com   (3375 words)

  
 TSG Mug Shot: Booker T.
TSG's new video launch has nearly 500 fabulous clips
WWE wrestler Booker T. (real name: Booker Tio Huffman) was arrested in 1987 after committing several armed robberies of Wendy's restaurants in Houston (at the time, Booker flipped burgers for the chain).
Booker subsequently pleaded guilty and served 19 months in prison.
www.thesmokinggun.com /mugshots/bookertmug1.html   (88 words)

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