Remembering Booker T. Washington

By Jacob Kinsman

In the years following the Civil War, educator and founder of Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute, Booker T. Washington, was a prominent figure in the black community. A former slave himself, Washington strove to create equal opportunities for the recently freed black population in the United States.

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Washington took it upon himself to educate and prepare his fellow former-slaves for life outside of slavery. Aside from educating, Washington was involved in politics. His Atlanta Exposition Address was a famous address that resonated with both blacks and whites at the time, a rare occurrence.

To learn more about Booker T. Washington browse any of the Rohrbach Library‘s resources. We offer an array of data documenting Booker T. Washington’s ideas for a growing nation.

Click here for links about Booker T Washington or check out the library’s databases to learn more!

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