Who was Booker T. Washington?

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Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
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English
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930L
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African American educator, author, speaker, and advisor to presidents of the United States, Booker Taliaferro Washington was the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants during the late 1800s. As part of the last generation of leaders born into slavery, Booker believed that blacks could better progress in society through education and entrepreneurship, rather than trying to directly challenge the Jim Crow segregation. After hearing the Emancipation Proclamation and realizing he was free, young Booker decided to make learning his life. He taught himself to read and write, pursued a formal education, and went on to found the Tuskegee Institute--a black school in Alabama--with the goal of building the community's economic strength and pride. The institute still exists and is home to famous alumnae like scientist George Washington Carver.
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9781524786120
9780448488516
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930L
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Biography
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Biographies
Educators
Educators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Washington, Booker T., -- 1856-1915
Washington, Booker T., -- 1856-1915 -- Juvenile literature
title_displayWho was Booker T. Washington?
title_fullWho was Booker T. Washington? / by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Jake Murray
title_shortWho was Booker T. Washington?
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Educators
Washington, Booker T