Booker T. Washington


A picture of the author Booker T. Washington

Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) was the dominant leader in the African American community between 1890-1915. He was an orator, activist, educator and author who had a profound impact creating educational and training opportunities for African Americans during Reconstruction.

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