Booker T. Washington
by Brian Wrenn and aaron zaman
Major Contributions and Lasting Impact on the US and GA
-Helped African-American advancement by helping the National Negro Business League
-Fought against the Jim Crow Laws
-Setup a pathway and opportunities for further generations of blacks to get a fair education and created the "Tuskegee University", a historically black university.
Books, Speeches, and Jobs
ATL Compromise Speech
On September 18, 1895, African-American leader Booker T. Washington spoke before a primarily white audience at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta.
"Up from Slavery" by Booker T. Washington
Autobiography about his life and coming out of slavery at only 9 years old.
Was a Teacher and a Civil Rights Activist
Taught at his own university (Tuskegee University) and fought for civil rights.