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Booker T. Washington by Sydney

  1. 1. Booker T. Washington By:Sydney
  2. 2. 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 Franklin County. • He and 6 other slaves (including his mother and siblings) lived and worked there. • In the civil war slavery was ended and Booker got more rights. • This let him be able to go to school even though he was not aloud by his father. • (biography.com)
  3. 3. School life • 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 the way. • 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. • (biography.com)
  4. 4. Later in life • Booker went to Hampton Universty and Graduated the college in 1875 • Booker Taliafro Washington opened now known as Tuskegee University • He sometimes taught his old grade school in Virginia • (biography.com)
  5. 5. 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 University • (biography.com)
  6. 6. Why I chose him • I chose Booker T. Washington because he was inspiring me to accomplish the impossible.
  7. 7. Resorces • biography.com • factmonster.com • A video on biography.com
  8. 8. Thanks for watching! And I hope you enjoyed!

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