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Booker T. Washington

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Katie Rourke

on 26 October 2012

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Transcript of Booker T. Washington

1856-1915 POLITICAL PARTY Washington was a Republican.
Many African- Americans in this time were Republicans. STANCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS Washington was a well- known figure recognized for African-American rights. At this time, many African-Americans wanted to use tactics such as protest to fight against segregation laws. Washington thought that being peaceful, humble, and patient would gain more rights than actually taking action. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON STANCE ON WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE Washington was indifferent to women's suffrage. With his nineteenth century view on women, it was hard for him to see an independent woman. Yet he said, "We ought to leave the women's suffrage to the women." WHY HE WAS IMPORTANT TO THE PROGRESSIVE ERA Washington was a main figure for African- American rights. He urged White people to let Blacks have the opportunity to be educated and learn to be businessmen. Due to his respectable reputation and powerful speaking, he was able to change a lot of Whites mindset on Blacks. WHAT DID HE CONTRIBUTE? Washington created the Tuskegee Institute for the Education of African Americans. Here, African-Americans could take classes to educate themselves on how to be businessmen, farmers, etc. The Tuskegee Institute for the Education of African- Americans Washington and the Financial Supporters of the institute Tuskegee Students STANCE ON REFORM Washington is considered a reformist. He participated in two different types of reform. SOCIAL REFORM- Washington pushed for African-American rights in America. He pushed for anti-segregation in society. SCANDALS AND CORRUPTION When President Roosevelt invited Washington to the White House, the South was very shocked. People in the South thought a Black man visiting The White House was terrible. Therefore, Washington was never invited to The White House again. INTERESTING FACTS Washington was the first Black man to visit The White House.
Washington was born to an enslaved woman and a white father.
Washington was married three times.
Washington wrote an autobiography titled "Up From Slavery". Washington's Third Wife, Margaret James Murray "Success is to be measured not so much by the
position that one has reached in life as by the
obstacles which he has overcome."
- Booker T. Washington "Associate yourself with people of good quality,
for it is better to be alone than in bad company." - Booker T. Washington "Nothing ever comes to one, that
is worth
having, except as a result
of hard work." -Booker T. Washington "No race can prosper till it learns that there
is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem." -Booker T. Washington EDUCATION REFORM- By creating the Tuskegee Institute, Washington reformed education in America. This is because no one had ever thought to give African-American's educational opportunities.
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