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Booker T. Washington

Biography

Famous African-American author and presidential advisor who offered as the director from the Tuskegee Institute. He went to university in Virginia before getting named the top of the recently set up Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. His 1901 autobiography, “Up From Slavery,” produced him well-known, as do his 1895 Atlanta Address. He was created into slavery in Virginia, and his family members relocated to Western world Virginia after slavery became unlawful. Afterwards in his lifestyle, he married 3 x and got three kids. He was among Leader Theodore Roosevelt’s politics advisors.

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Full Name Booker T. Washington
Date Of Birth April 5, 1856
Died November 14, 1915, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Place Of Birth Virginia
Profession Teacher
Education Wayland Seminary, Hampton University
Nationality American
Spouse Margaret Murray Washington, Olivia A. Davidson, Fannie N. Smith
Children Ernest Davidson Washington, Portia M. Washington, Booker T. Washington Jr.
Parents Jane Ferguson, Washington Ferguson
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Credited with founding Tuskegee Institute in 1881.
2Was the first African-American to dine in the White House, on October 16, 1901.
3Took the name Washington from Washington Ferguson, his stepfather.
4Educator
5Pictured on the 10¢ US postage stamp in the Famous American/Educators series, issued 7 April 1940.
6Teacher


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
By Right of Birth1921Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the Hour of Chaos2016/IDocumentaryHimself (voice)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prohibition2011TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Double Conscious: Race & Rhetoric2011Video documentaryHimself
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
2Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him." "No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.


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