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Booker T. Washington

Thornbrough, Emma Lou (compiler.).

Summary: Book about the life of Booker T. Washington. Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856 - 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants, who were newly oppressed by disfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1895 his Atlanta compromise called for avoiding confrontation over segregation and instead putting more reliance on long-term educational and economic advancement in the black community. His base was the Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college in Alabama. As lynchings in the South reached a peak in 1895, Washington gave a speech in Atlanta that made him nationally famous. The speech called for black progress through education and entrepreneurship. Washington mobilized a nationwide coalition of middle-class blacks, church leaders, and white philanthropists and politicians, with a long-term goal of building the community's economic strength and pride by a focus on self-help and schooling.

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  • ISBN: 0139453032
  • ISBN: 9780139453038
  • ISBN: 0139453113
  • ISBN: 9780139453113
  • Physical Description: print
    vii, 184 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1969]

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General Note:
"A Spectrum book."
Bibliography, etc. Note: "Bibliographical note": pages 178-182 and index.
Subject: Washington, Booker T 1856-1915
Washington, Booker T 1856-1915
African Americans Biography
African Americans
Genre: Biography.

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.


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