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Booker Taliaferro Washington

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Dave McPherson

on 1 May 2014

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Transcript of Booker Taliaferro Washington

More of His Life
At the age 16, he walked from Malden, West Virgina to Hampton, Virgina to go to collage. A google map says it's a 386 mile trip
He was the first African-American on a postage stamp and even had his face on a limited-circulation U.S. half dollor

Born
He was born April 5, 1856 in Hale's Ford, Virginia.
Born a slave, his father was a white plantion owner who he never met.
He was the first African-American to be invited to the white house-not counting the slaves who helped build it, or the servents who cleaned slop jars before plumbing was installed there in 1902.
Acomplishments
He was the first African-Anerican to recieve an honorary degree from Harvard.
He arrived at Hampton Institute dirty, hungrey, and completly penniless. Miss Maackie, the head teacher, had little pity for him, and told him to swept the floor on his way out. He swept it three times, mopped it, and washed the walls. She was so impressed, she let him work his way through school as a janitor.
Summary
Boooker Talaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the U.S.A. Washington was of the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the voise of the former slaves and their desendents. Washigton gave a speech in Atlanta that made him nationally famous. the speech called foe black progress through education and entrepreneurship. Washington mobilized a nationwide coalition of middle-classblacks, church leaders, and white philanthropists, with a long-term goal of building the community's economic strength and pride by a focus on self-help and schooling.
Booker Taliaferro Washington
His life
by: Triny Gleitz
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