Booker T Washington

By Ruben Barragan

Birth And Death Dates

April 5 1856-November 14 1915

Famous For

He was the considered the most influential black educator of the late 19th and early 20th centuries insofar as he controlled the flow of funds to black schools and colleges.


He was born into slavery.Washington did not go to school like free children.Instead,he worked.


Booker T Washington had to walk 500 miles to Hampton Normal Agicultural Institute in Virginia.


Booker T Washington was the most famous black man in America between 1895 and 1915.He became a star pupil under the tutelage of General Samuel Chapman Armstrong,head of Hampton.

Quotable Quote

"In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the finger,yet on as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress."

Life Lesson

I learned that Booker T Washington Was a civil rights activist and he believed that blacks should go to all colleges.He wanted black and whites to get equal education.

In Five Words




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Five Fast Facts

He was the first African-American to be invited to the White House.

Born a slave,his father was a white plantation owner he never met.

He was the first African-American to receive an hororary degree from Harvard.

He was the first African-American on a US postage stamp.

At age 16,he walked from Malden,West Virginia to Hampton,Virginia to go to collage.