Sunday, October 10, 2010

Who was Booker T. Washington?

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_T._Washington

Up from Slavery, and an invitation to the White House
Booker Washington and Theodore Roosevelt at Tuskegee Institute, 1905

Washington authored four books during his lifetime:

* The Story of My Life and Work (1900)
* Up From Slavery (1901)
* My Larger Education (1911)
* The Man Farthest Down (1912)

In an effort to inspire the "commercial, agricultural, educational,
and industrial advancement" of African Americans, Washington founded
the National Negro Business League (NNBL) in 1900.[24]

When Washington's autobiography, Up From Slavery, was published in
1901, it became a bestseller and had a major impact on the African
American community, its friends and allies. One of the results was a
dinner invitation in 1901 by Theodore Roosevelt.

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