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Booker T Washington
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  • 1. Booker T. Washington
    1865-1915
    Brianna Dunn & Chloe Pointer
    Engl 2205 TR 2-3:15
  • 2. Throughout time
    Moved to Maiden, VA with mother and stepfather .
    Worked as salt packer, coal miner, and house servant
    Took evening classed to learn basic reading and writing skills
  • 3. The Vision
    Wanted to help African Americans enter the White culture post civil war with as little violence as possible
    Also wanted push the idea of educational programs of vocational rather than intellectual or professional programs.
  • 4. In the Beginning
    Chosen birth date April 5, 1856
    Biological Father-Unknown White male
    Mother-African American Slave
    Chosen last name (Washington) from stepfather
  • 5. School Days
    1872 made journey to Hampton, VA
    Attended Hampton normal and Agricultural Institute.
    Purpose was to train African Americans as teachers
    Graduated in 1875 with honors and certificate to teach at a trade school
  • 6. Stepping Stones
    First principal of what was Tuskegee Institute.
    Started with only 30 students
    Faculty and students hand built school from ground up with homemade bricks
  • 7. His New Deal
    Atlanta Compromise
    Deal that would exchange the deferment of equal rights for low level economic opportunities.
    Appealed to Southern African Americans at the time as well as Northern and Southern Whites
    • Was later opposed by W.E.B Du Bois and T. Thomas Fortune
  • Achievements
    Honorary degree from Harvard University
    Invitation from president Theodore Roosevelt for dinner
  • 8. Thought Heard Around the World
    “Up From Slavery”
    Literary work which showcased his literary talent
    Argued beliefs about the individual vs. the whole
    Success should not be measured my a person’s position, but by the obstacles that they endure to get to that position
  • 9. END

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