Booker T. Washington
Commemorative Coin Project
Awards and Honors
- Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to the White House. He was the first African American to be invited.
- Invited to speak at the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta
- On April 7, 1940, Washington became the first African American to be depicted on a United States postage stamp. Several years later, he was honored on the first coin to feature an African American, the Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar, which was minted by the United States from 1946 to 1951. He was also depicted on a U.S. Half Dollar from 1951–1954
- He went on to receive honorary degrees from Harvard University (1896) and Dartmouth College (1901).
Contributions to Education
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