Booker T. Washington

By: Jeffry Janzen

Background

  • Born in Virginia in 1856
  • Died in 1915
  • Born as a slave
  • Lead the school Tuskegee to success
  • Also founded Tuskegee Institute

Social Work

  • Another voice of the African American community
  • Thought that the African Americans should just accept segregation
  • Promised economic gains