Booker T. Washington Washington was born into slavery to a white father, and a slave mother in Virginia.
Family <ul><li>Washington’s mother was a cook and his father was a white man who owned a nearby farm. </li></ul>
Job <ul><li>Washington worked in a lot of manual jobs until he had enough money to go to school. </li></ul>
1. 1856 - Booker is born. 2. 1865 - Emancipated family goes to Malden, West Virginia. 3. 1872 - Booker leaves Malden for Hampton. 4. 1875 - Booker graduates from Hampton. 5. 1881 - Mr. Washington founds Tuskegee Institute. 6. 1881-1915 Mr. Washington is a leader in education, a famous speaker, and an advisor to three Presidents of the United States. 7. 1899 - Mr. Washington has tea with Queen Victoria of England. 8. 1901 - Mr. Washington has a controversial dinner at the White House. 9. 1915 - Booker T. Washington dies. Booker T. Washington Time Line
Booker T. Washington <ul><li>Washington was an American Educator </li></ul><ul><li>He also was a political leader and an author of many books </li></ul><ul><li>He’s best known for his famous speech and he was the most popular African American from 1890-1915 </li></ul>
The 1895 Atlanta Compromise Speech <ul><li>“ Our greatest danger is that in the great leap from slavery to freedom we may overlook the fact that the masses of us are to live by the productions of our hands, and fail to keep in mind that we shall prosper in proportion as we learn to dignify and glorify common labour, and put brains and skill into the common occupations of life; shall prosper in proportion as we learn to draw the line between the superficial and the substantial, the ornamental gewgaws of life and the useful. No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. It is at the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top. Nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities.” Booker T. Washington </li></ul>