Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

Born: April 5, 1856

Died: November 14, 1915

Nationality: American

Occupation: Educator, author

Biography: Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915.

Source/Notes: Democracy and Education, speech, Institute of Arts and Sciences, Brooklyn NY (1896-09-30)

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