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Booker T. Washington's Impact on Education

History of Ed project

Joel Ripke

on 2 November 2012

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Transcript of Booker T. Washington's Impact on Education

Booker T. Washington 19th Century Education for African Americans Tuskegee Institute Lasting Impact on Education Booker T. Washington Washington's Impact Booker T. Washington, through the success of the Tuskegee Institute, made a lasting impression on the world of Education. He created an all-black faculty (including G.W. Carver) to instill the belief that African Americans could lead. In Washington's model, African Americans blossomed and showed that they could be vital parts of society.

Washington fully embraced the work-study aspect of education, and many historically black colleges followed the methods which he perfected at Tuskegee. Slave who became an educational leader
Created the design for many Southern black colleges
Showed that African Americans could be an important asset to society, not an inhibitor
Segregated Schools After the Civil War, African Americans began to attend schools, but were segregated from White children.

In 1850, only 2% of children attending schools were black. By 1890, this number increased to 35%. Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskegee Institute in 1881. Washington rejected traditional education methods in favor of methods that would demonstrate how African Americans could be beneficial to society.

The school was built buy the first students, who also grew produce that could be sold. This allowed them to learn practical skills that could be applicable in any area, especially industry. Booker T. Washington Born a slave in 1856, Washington was educated after emancipation at the Hampton Institute and became a teacher. In 1881, he was sent to Alabama to found a new school George Washington Carver, Head of Tuskegee's Agricultural Department, and developer of 105 recipes using peanuts and 100 household uses for peanuts.
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