To Be A Slave
“. . . I had the feeling that to get into a schoolhouse . . . would be about the same as getting into paradise."
Booker T. Washington
In this program, students participate in a flannel-board story activity and a walk that helps students compare their lives to the enslaved child, Booker. Students see, touch and smell life on the mid-19th-century Burroughs plantation. While exploring objects and clothing related to Washington and the farm, students understand the very personal meaning of slavery as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Did You Know?
Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the farm of James and Elizabeth Burroughs on April 5, 1856.