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Booker T. Washington  

Title - Washington Overview

Booker Taliaferro Washington rose from slavery to a position of power and influence. A realist and a man of action, he became one of the most important African-American leaders of his time. He was committed to improving the lives of African-Americans after the Civil War. Washington advocated economic independence through self-help, hard work, and a practical education. His drive and vision built Tuskegee into a major African-American presence and place of learning.


Quote by Washington: " I have observed that those who have accomplished the greatest results are those .. who never grow excited or lose self-control, but are always calm, self-possessed , patient, and polite."


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