- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Booker T. Washington
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- Washington, Booker T. Working with the Hands. New York, Doubleday, Page and Company, 1904.
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African American educators--Alabama--Tuskegee
African American orators--Alabama--Tuskegee
African American teachers--Alabama--Tuskegee
Civil rights workers--Alabama--Tuskegee
African American civil rights workers--Alabama--Tuskegee
African American authors--Alabama--Tuskegee
African American men--Alabama--Tuskegee
- Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915
- United States, Alabama, Macon County, 32.38597, -85.69267
United States, Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee, 32.42415, -85.69096
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- Booker T. Washington in his office at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama.
Photograph of Booker T. Washington in his office at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. He sits at a desk on which a vase of flowers sits. Washington founded the school in 1881 as a school for training African American teachers. The school now is a four-year private university which serves a predominantly African American enrollment.
African American educator and leader Booker T. Washington delivered what is widely regarded as one of the most significant speeches in American history, the "Atlanta Compromise" speech, in 1895. It is considered the definitive statement of what Washington termed the "accommodationist" strategy of black response to southern racial tensions.
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- From Working with the Hands, by B. T. Washington
From 'The Succesful Training of the Negro' (1903), by B. T. Washington
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