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Booker T Washington Slide Show

  1. 1. African American History Project about :Booker T. Washington Black History Month Presented by: Valerie Rees 2 nd Grade curriculum
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Booker. T . Washington was born on April 5, 1856. In Hale’s Ford, Virginia. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Booker. T . Washington was very poor, he had to travel on foot. </li></ul><ul><li>He had to get up at 4:00a.m in the morning to work at a salt mine so he could attend school later that day. </li></ul><ul><li>The principal would not let him into school until he cleaned a room to her satisfaction. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accomplishments <ul><li>He was a teacher at a college of Hampton Institute. </li></ul><ul><li>On September 22, 1862 Lincoln issued The Emancipation Proclamation, but of course it could not be enforced until the of the Civil War in 1865. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Obstacles <ul><li>His hardest time was when he was working in the mines because he had to wake up at 4:00 in the morning and work until night. He worked down under the earth in the coal mines and did not see the light of day. It was cold, wet, dark and very hard labor to work as a coal miner. It was also very dangerous work. You had to be very careful not to get lost in the tunnels. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tributes <ul><li>He won a 600,000 dollar award because he sacrificed many things to get what he wanted, which was to became the first black male educator and to have freedom. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a great leader and advocate of education. He believed that learning to read was a mans key to success and his freedom from working in the mines. He loved to go to school and learn. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conclusions <ul><li>He died in 1915 his age was 59 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>He changed peoples opinions for black people. </li></ul><ul><li>He also was an educator at a college. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>I found my info in www.yahooligans.com or at www.askjeeves.com </li></ul>*what do you know about Booker T. Washington? *What obstacles did he face? *How did he change peoples opinions of black people? What do you think it would be like to work in a mine?

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