Booker's early life
• Booker Taliafro Washington was born April 5, 1856.
• His mother was Jane Furguson.
• He was one of the last generation of African
Americans to be born into slavery.
• He was born on a small tobacco plantation in
• He and 6 other slaves (including his mother and
siblings) lived and worked there.
• In the civil war slavery was ended and Booker got
• This let him be able to go to school even though he
was not aloud by his father.
• In 1872 at the age of about 16, Booker
walked 500 miles to a school for "black men".
• He often took odd jobs to support himself on
• When he was younger,and had to work in a
coal mine. Whenever he got a chance,Booker
would take out a book and read.
• When Booker was a slave,he would get up at
4:00 am. and study.
• Not very many slaves at his age were
educated at all.
Later in life
• Booker went to Hampton
Universty and Graduated the
college in 1875
• Booker Taliafro Washington
opened now known as
• He sometimes taught his old
grade school in Virginia
His death and legacy
• Booker T. Washington may
have been the most celebrated
African American in the
world at that point of time.
• He died November 14,1915
at the age of 59.
• He was buried at Tuskegee
Why I chose him
• I chose Booker T.
Washington because he was
inspiring me to accomplish
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