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Booker T. Washington Timeline

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Megan Margherio

on 14 March 2014

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Booker T. Washington Timeline
Booker T. Washington was Born

Booker Taliaferro Washington was born in April 5, 1856 in Hale's Ford, Franklin County, Virginia.
His parents were Jane Furgosan and a white men whom he never met.
Both him and his mother were slaves.
Booker and his family leave to West Virginia
Booker T. Washington leaves Virginia in the fall with his mother and two siblings to start a new life in West Virginia with his stepfather.
Booker travels 500 miles to Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute in Virginia. He walks the majority of the trip, taking on various jobs to support himself along the way.In order to pay his for the school he works as a janitor at the school.He graduates from the Institute with honors.
Booker T. Washington studies at the Wayland Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Booker attends the Wayland Seminary School in Washington D.C. for 18 months.
Booker T. Washington returns to the Hampton Institute to teach.

Booker works at Hampton Institute as a night teacher for two years. He supervises the Kiowa and Cheyenne students recently accepted by Hampton Institute.
Booker T. Washington is invited to become the principle of the newly created Tuskegee Institute.

Booker is in charge of a new school for African Americans in Tuskegee, Alabama.
With Booker as the only teacher for 30 students, Tuskegee Institute opens in an old church. Tuskegee becomes a leading school for African Americans.
Birthplace and Birthday
This used to be Booker's house
Booker T. Washington returns to Virginia to attend the Hampton Institute.
This is a picture of the school campus
This is a drawing of the Wayland Seminary School
Booker T. Washington as a night teacher
Booker T. Washington opens Tuskegee Institute.
This is a picture of the school campus
Booker T. Washingtons students
Booker T. Washington marries his first wife.

Booker marries Fannie Norton Smith. A year later she gives birth to her daughter, Portia. Two years later, Fannie dies in a fall.
This is Portia, Bookers daughter
Booker T. Washington marries his second wife.

Booker marries Olivia Davidson Washington, who was a teacher and Lady Principal at the Tuskegee Institute. Olivia gives birth to Booker T Washington Jr. and Ernest Davidson Washington. Three years after they were married, Olivia Washington dies during a fire in the Washington home.
Bookers two sons
Booker marries his third wife.
Washington marries Margaret James Murray who had been Lady Principal of Tuskegee Institute for two years.
Bookers third wife
Booker T. Washington speaks at the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia.
He urged citizens of both races to work together toward social peace. Critics such as W.E.B. Du Bois and his followers refer to the speech as a bad thing because they feel Washington is too accommodating to white interests.
Booker giving his speech
Booker T. Washington receives an honorary degree from Harvard University.
becomes the first African American to be presented with an honorary degree from Harvard University. He is awarded a master of arts degree.
Booker getting his award
Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to dine at the White House
Booker consults President Theodore Roosevelt about political appointments in the South while dining at the White House. Washington is an adviser to President Roosevelt and President Taft on racial matters, partly because he accepts racial inequality.
Booker with the president
Booker T. Washington dies in Tuskegee , Alabama.
Booker dies at Tuskegee where he remained the head of Tuskegee Institute until his death.
Booker T. Washingtons funeral
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