Booker T. Washington

By: Maria Cruz and Tanner Chunn

Early life/ Education

Born into slavery gained freedom under the Emancipation proclamation. Became a teacher, in 1881 he founded the Tuskegee normal and industrial institute in Alabama.

Famous speeches/books/job titels

Atlanta compromise speech. He served as an advisor to U.S president. He was able to help Roosevelt and Taft select black candidates for nominal, traditionally black political position.


Lasting impact on Georgia and the USA

Atlanta compromise which was an agreement struck in 1895 between African Americans leaders and southern White leaders. He went from slave to college President + educator.