The park provides a resource for public education and a focal point for continuing discussions about the legacies of Booker T. Washington and the evolving context of race in American society.
Classroom programs available for children include "To Be A Slave," a program for younger children which allows the children to compare their lives to Booker's childhood as an enslaved person. This program is for children in pre-k through 2nd grade. "Footprints in the Sand" is a program that focuses on primary, secondary, and hands-on resources and how they are used for researching the past. It also goes into how research was done to learn more about Booker T. Washington at the National Monument.
"Nearest Place to Nowhere" is a program for adults and focuses on Dr. Washington's beginnings as a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia and his rise "up from slavery" to become one of the most influential African-Americans in the late 1800s, early 1900s.
The programs will be offered on a first come first-served basis so please contact the park to discuss the type of program that your organization is interested in and to reserve a date and time.