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.


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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