• The Kitchen Cabin, Smokehouse and Tobacco Barn in the Distance

    Booker T Washington

    National Monument Virginia

Suggested Reading

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington

My Larger Education by Booker T. Washington

Up From History: The Life of Booker T. Washington by Robert J. Norrell

Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856 - 1901 by Louis Harlan

Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901 - 1915 by Louis Harlan

The Souls of Black Folk by William E. B. Du Bois

My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

More than Anything Else by Marie Bradby

Black Leaders of the Twentieth Century by John Hope Franklin

Did You Know?


The "T" in Booker T. Washington's name stands for Taliaferro. Booker found out later in life his mother had given him this as a last name but he did not describe why. He made it his middle name.