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Booker T. Washington

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Transcript of Booker T. Washington

The Brain
Michael Valenti and William LeNoir Pd. 4
Booker T. Washington
The Eyes
Mouth
His vision was for African Americans to be educated and for people to view them as equals in time. He believed it was important for them to gain civil rights but thought that equality would come in time if they proved themselves to be responsible, reliable citizens.
The Shoulder
Achilles heel
The Roots
The Heart
The Left Hand
The Right Hand
"Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having except, as a result of hard work."
The Road
Born
April 5, 1856
Died
November 14, 1915
Published Autobiography
Up From Slavery
March, 1901
Founds the National
Negro Business League
1900
Given an honorary degree from Harvard University
June 24, 1896
Atlanta
Compromise speech
September 18,1895
Attends and Graduates Hampton University
1872-1875
Emancipated after end of Civil War
1865
Attended school and worked to support family
1865-1871
Opens, builds, and runs Tuskegee Institute
1881-1882
Dines with Roosevelt
at White house
October 16, 1901
Booker T Washington, although a decently educated man,
did not focus on intellectual education.
He only focused on industrial education.
Instead of actually educating African Americans in math and reading he taught them practical skills
which got them lower paying jobs therefor
his weakness was logic in this case because African Americans could have gotten higher paying jobs if they were taught how to read, write and do math. They could also be considered equally educated in the society with whites.
His
mother Jane gave him a book from which he learned to read and write.
He became devoted and awoke at 4:00 every morning to go to work and study reading and writing

Booker was Viola Ruffner's houseboy to earn more money, but she liked him and
allowed him to go to school for an hour a day during the winter.
He developed a thirst for knowledge after attending school and looked forward to it each day

General Samuel C. Armstrong
was the founder of Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute where Booker went to school and worked as a Janitor. he
offered him a scholarship and became his mentor. He also offered Booker the job at Tuskegee which furthered Booker's career
Given an honorary degree from Harvard University
Built and developed Tuskegee Institute
Dines with president Roosevelt at White house
Spoke at Atlanta Compromise
Head of Tuskegee Institute
Worked and attended school as a child and walked 500 miles to Hampton University and graduated successfully
Booker T Washington was a
great practical worker and laborer. He worked for everything he earned.

Booker also was a
great public speaker.
He was very convincing and even whites liked him. This man was
very good at giving orders
and following through with his tasks. Booker helped African Americans get jobs with their newly earned skills from the Tuskegee Institute.
Booker T Washington believed that
African Americans should be taught practical skills rather than intellectual education.
Booker believed that people should help themselves in order to learn from their mistakes. With these beliefs he wanted African Americans to be responsible and reliable US citizens. He thought that to eventually gain their rights legitimately,
they must earn it through working hard, even if segregated.
Booker T Washington had a p
assion for learning and teaching.
Booker enjoyed writing. He also enjoyed helping others of his ethnicity become reliable and in their society. Booker
enjoyed speaking of his beliefs and spreading them to the community such as in the Atlanta Compromise.
"No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."
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