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Booker T Washington

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