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Booker T. Washington and The Progressive Era of 1890-1912
Transcript of Booker T. Washington and The Progressive Era of 1890-1912
Washington's contributions to the Progressive Era
Booker T. Washington acted as a black leader in the Progressive Era, fighting against racism for blacks. He was a dominant leader, and he also had the advantage of getting the presidents on his side.
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Booker T. Washington's Childhood
Booker T. Washington was born on April 5, 1856 in Hale's Ford, Virginia. Being born into slavery, he didn't really know what it was like to be free. His mother was a slave cook, and his father worked in a salt furnace. He had a mulatto brother and a black sister, named John and Amanda.
Washington & President Roosevelt fight against racism
During the Progressive Era, Theodore Roosevelt decided to invite Booker T. Washington over to the White House for dinner. Some prejudiced people objected, yet that didn't stop Theodore.
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Booker T's Death
Booker T. Washington died on November 14, 1915 because of high blood pressures and what some thought were racial characteristics.
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Booker T. Washington is famous for his role as a black educator during the Progressive Era, and for making Tuskeegee University, a college for black children.