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 Booker T. Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Booker T. Washington was born April 5, 1856 on the Burroughs farm at the community of Hale's Ford in Franklin County, Virginia.
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856– November 15, 1915) was an African-American political leader, educator and author.
in JSTOR Documents Booker T. Washington's secret financing and directing of litigation against segregation and disfranchisement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Booker_T._Washington   (2848 words)

  
 The Logicalthinker's Booker T. Washington page
Washington was born Booker Taliaferro, a slave, in rural Virginia.
Booker T. Washington and Others," he criticized Washington for failing to realize that economic power could not be had without political power, because political power was needed to protect economic gains.
Washington was a diligent student, adopting Armstrong's credo so thoroughly that many historians have concluded that the rest of Washington's public life was a manifestation of Armstrong's philosophy.
www.geocities.com /logicalthinker_2000/BTwashington.html   (2848 words)

  
 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.
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.
Washington learned the value of industrial education at Hampton Institute, which he used as a model in the building of Tuskegee.
www.archives.state.al.us /famous/b_wash.html   (236 words)

  
 African American Registry: Booker T. Washington, educator and inspirational source
Booker T. Washington was born a slave on a plantation in Hale's Ford, in Franklin County, Virginia.
Washington kept his white following by conservative policies and moderate utterances, but he faced growing Black and white liberal opposition in the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, groups demanding civil rights and encouraging protest in response to white aggressions such as lynching, disfranchisement, and segregation laws.
Washington's racial philosophy, logically adjusted to the limiting conditions of his own era, did not survive the change.
aaregistry.com /african_american_history/132/...   (501 words)

  
 The Logicalthinker's Booker T. Washington page
Washington was born Booker Taliaferro, a slave, in rural Virginia.
Booker T. Washington and Others," he criticized Washington for failing to realize that economic power could not be had without political power, because political power was needed to protect economic gains.
Washington was a diligent student, adopting Armstrong's credo so thoroughly that many historians have concluded that the rest of Washington's public life was a manifestation of Armstrong's philosophy.
www.geocities.com /logicalthinker_2000/BTwashington.html   (1626 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington - Free Online Library
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born as a slave in 1856 on the Burroughs tobacco farm in Hale's Ford, Virginia.
Washington represents in Negro thought the old attitude of adjustment and submission; but adjustment at such a peculiar time as to make his programme unique… In other periods of intensified prejudice all the Negro’s tendency to self-assertion has been called forth; at this period a policy of submission is advocated.
Washington died in 1915 at the age of fifty-nine.
washington.thefreelibrary.com   (407 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington Biography
Washington the public figure often invoked his own past to illustrate his belief in the dignity of work.
Within a few years, Booker was taken in as a houseboy by a wealthy towns-woman who further encouraged his longing to learn.
Speaking out with a new frankness, Washington attacked racism.
www.nps.gov /bowa/btwbio.html   (570 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Booker T. Washington Comprehensive High School, named for the famous educator, opened in September 1924 under he auspices of the Atlanta Board of Education, with the late Charles Lincoln Harper as principal.
The statue of Washington, called "Booker T. Washington Lifting the Veil of Ignorance," is an exact replica of the original bronze at the Tuskegee Institute by sculptor Charles Keck.
One of the foremost black educators of the late 19th century and early 20th centuries, Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in 1856 on a small farm in Virginia.
www.apskids.org /washington   (415 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), American educator, who urged blacks to attempt to uplift themselves through educational attainments and economic advancement.
Washington was born April 5, 1856, on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia, the son of a slave.
Washington made the institution into a major center for industrial and agricultural training and in the process became a well-known public speaker.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/refarticle.aspx?refid=761570179   (424 words)

  
 Issues & Views: Booker T. Washington: Legacy Lost
Booker T. Washington is the spectre of truth that haunts the black community.
In reading Booker T. Washington's letters, speeches, personal biographies, and the many articles written about him while he lived [1856-1915], the most striking feature that one comes away with is his exceptional maturity.
Washington's refusal to rebuke whites or to publicly express animosity toward them incurred the wrath of those blacks who were not about to bury the hatchet of past grievances.
www.issues-views.com /index.php/sect/1000/article/1020   (1004 words)

  
 frontline: the two nations of black america: booker t & w.e.b
Booker T. Washington, educator, reformer and the most influentional black leader of his time (1856-1915) preached a philosophy of self-help, racial solidarity and accomodation.
He draws on his own life for illustration- from his early experrience teaching in the hills of Tennessee to the death of his infant son and his historic break with the 'accomodationist' position of Booker T. Washington..
Booker T. today is associated, perhaps unfairly, with the self-help/colorblind/Republican/Clarence Thomas/Thomas Sowell wing of the black community and its leaders.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/race/etc/road.html   (778 words)

  
 bd's homeplate - Booker Taliaferro Washington
Booker Taliaferro Washington is undoubtedly West Virginia's most famous African American, although he lived in the state only briefly.
Washington had great foresight, he knew the majority, i.e., white people, were not going to change their ways and their way of thinking overnight, it would take time, more time than anyone could possibly imagine.
Washington worked at a salt furnace at the Salines at the age of nine and later in a coal mine along Campbell's Creek.
bobbydozier.com /btwbio.html   (778 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington - Free Online Library
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born as a slave in 1856 on the Burroughs tobacco farm in Hale's Ford, Virginia.
Washington represents in Negro thought the old attitude of adjustment and submission; but adjustment at such a peculiar time as to make his programme unique… In other periods of intensified prejudice all the Negro’s tendency to self-assertion has been called forth; at this period a policy of submission is advocated.
Washington died in 1915 at the age of fifty-nine.
washington.thefreelibrary.com   (778 words)

  
 Booker Taliaferro Washington
Booker Taliaferro Washington was a great man. He not only advanced his race, but he also advanced all mankind in his efforts to bring all people together.
Booker just happened to pick the name of Washington because the salt marsh was named Washington's Marsh after George Washington.
Booker was born into slavery on a plantation at the town of Bale's Ford, Virginia, in 1856.
www.wvculture.org /history/wvhs1331.html   (778 words)

  
 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.
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.
Washington learned the value of industrial education at Hampton Institute, which he used as a model in the building of Tuskegee.
www.archives.state.al.us /famous/b_wash.html   (778 words)

  
 Reader's Companion to American History - -WASHINGTON, BOOKER T.
Washington was educated at Hampton Institute, one of the earliest freedmen's schools devoted to industrial education; Hampton was the model upon which he based his institute in Tuskegee.
Washington was a pragmatist who engaged in deliberate ambiguity in order to sustain white recognition of his leadership.
Ironically, Washington also labored secretly against Jim Crow laws and racial violence, writing letters in code names and protecting blacks from lynch mobs, though these efforts were rarely known in his own time.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_090700_washingtonbo.htm   (641 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington - EnchantedLearning.com
Washington eventually went to the Hampton Institute in Virginia and became a teacher.
Born a slave in Virginia, Washington was freed by Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (when it went into effect in the South, in 1865).
Washington dedicated his life to education as a means of obtaining equality.
www.enchantedlearning.com /history/us/aframer/washington   (206 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915
Booker Taliaferro Washington was the foremost black educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Washington cultivated local white approval and secured a small state appropriation, but it was northern donations that made Tuskegee Institute by 1900 the best-supported black educational institution in the country.
Washington kept his white following by conservative policies and moderate utterances, but he faced growing black and white liberal opposition in the Niagara Movement (1905-9) and the NAACP (1909-), groups demanding civil rights and encouraging protest in response to white aggressions such as lynchings, disfranchisement, and segregation laws.
docsouth.unc.edu /washington/bio.html   (689 words)

  
 Booker Taliaferro Washington
Booker Taliaferro Washington, a distinguished American educator, was born a slave at Hale's Ford, Virginia.
"Washington's continued efforts to control black public life were manifested in this period by his private efforts to control the actions of two fraternal orders of which he was not a member.
While Denslow claims Washington was made a mason "at sight" by the Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts and as a resident of Alabama did not affiliate with a lodge in this jurisdiction, Harlan claims otherwise:
freemasonry.bcy.ca /biography/washington_b/washington_b.html   (207 words)

  
 bd's homeplate - Booker T. Washington High School (Tulsa)
Booker T. Washington High School (aka "The T") is a magnet high school which serves the entire city of
Washington maintains a student body of around 1,200 students and was changed into a magnet school in 1973 in order to satisfy a federal court mandate to desegregate the school district (read = the court was going to order Tulsa to start busing).
BTW is well known not only for its academic excellence and achievements in the fine arts but also the success of its athletic teams.
bobbydozier.com /btw.html   (793 words)

  
 American Experience Marcus Garvey People & Events
Booker T. Washington was one of the most powerful African Americans at the turn of the twentieth century.
Washington learned to read and write in the late 1860s at a primary school overseen by the Freedmen's Bureau and in 1872 became a student at the Hampton Institute inVirginia, where he excelled.
Through Tuskegee, Washington built a political machine based on the financial backing of a coalition of northern financiers, members of the white Southern elite, and conservatives attracted by his accommodationist rhetoric and vigorous espousal of the principle of self-help.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/garvey/peopleevents/p_washington.html   (603 words)

  
 Booker T Washington
Booker T. Washington used his early life experiences as preparation for the work of training the head, the heart, and the hands which he was to undertake later at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama.
Booker T. Washington remembers his childhood reflections and realizations of the great feeling of accomplishment as the reason he chose to attend Hampton Institute, despite all the difficulties he experienced on the way.
Washington, early in his life noticed that those who were considered educated were not that far removed from the conditions in which he was residing.
northbysouth.kenyon.edu /1998/edu/home/btw.htm   (864 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington and his theories, which seemed for the moment to dominate the country, would prevail in the discussion as to what ought to be done.
Washington's theories of industrial education, a large number agreed with Dr. Du Bois that it was impossible to limit the aspirations and endeavors of an entire race within the confines of the industrial education program.
Washington's large financial responsibilities have made him dependent on the rich charitable public and that, for this reason, he has for years been compelled to tell, not the whole truth, but that part of it which certain powerful interests in America wish to appear as the whole truth.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAbooker.htm   (2517 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington
Booker Taliaferro (the Washington was added later) was born a slave in Franklin County, Va., on April 5, 1856.
Learning from his mother that he already had a last name, he became Booker T. Washington.
Booker eagerly asked for education, but his stepfather conceded only when Booker agreed to toil in the mines mornings and evenings to make up for earnings lost while in school.
www.africawithin.com /bios/booker/booker_bio1.htm   (991 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington and Character Education by Sanderson Beck
In the light of the difficult conditions that Booker T Washington faced and the efforts that he made to contribute to their solution one can well recognize the reasons for his popularity among the black masses and great influence he had in his time.
Washington's method of uplifting was education in a harmonious trinity of the head, the hand, and the heart.
Washington had always felt that his people needed leadership from within, but the examples were few.20 Frederick Douglass had been the best, but he had recently died.
www.san.beck.org /BTW.html   (3719 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington was the first president and founder of Tuskegee University and the most influential spokesperson for African Americans from 1895 until 1915.
Booker's family were very poor, they couldn't afford regular schooling for any of their children and at age nine, Booker began working in the coal mines.
Booker was born a slave in Franklin County, Virginia on April 5, 1856.
www.esperstamps.org /aa1.htm   (446 words)

  
 African American Odyssey: The Booker T. Washington Era (Part 1)
Booker T. Washington was already a popular educator and speaker when he gave this speech in Atlanta.
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.
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.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart6.html   (2453 words)

  
 Booker X? A 1950 review of Booker T Washington.
Booker Washington's monument is the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, especially for the technical education of negro men and women.
Booker adopted his step-father's first name, Washington, when he found all the boys at 'his first rough school' had two names, whereas he was just 'Booker' - Booker X, you might say.
The position, therefore, is not the same as when Booker Washington wore himself out on behalf of his race...
lit4lib.sky7.us /booker.htm   (1058 words)

  
 Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington was the major figure in race relations during this period and yet hardly any of the biographers of the sociologists mention him.
Like Booker T. Washington, sociologists largely live and work within the confines of a racist system that never makes enough structural changes to actually end racism.
Du Bois had begun to be skeptical of Washington by now but he did not want to alienate the Wizard as he still needed the Booker T's indulgence, if not his goodwill.
www.vernonjohns.org /vernjohns/bookert.html   (5654 words)

  
 Heath Anthology of American LiteratureBooker TWashington - Author Page
Booker Taliaferro Washington’s life and most important literary work embodied the American myth of the poor boy who pulls himself up by his own bootstraps to become a success.
Booker (he did not take the name Washington until he began to attend school) spent his first nine years as a slave on the Burroughs farm.
Booker soon went to work at a salt furnace; by the time he was twelve years old, he had seen considerable dangerous work in the Malden coal mines.
college.hmco.com /english/lauter/heath/4e/students/author_pages/modern/washington_bo.html   (5654 words)

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