Booker T Washington
Booker T. Washington
Washington, Booker T. (1856-1915) - American writer and
educationist.Born a slave in Virginia, he was later educated at the
Hampton Institute and went on to establish and head the Tuskegee
Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery (1901) - Booker T.
Washington’s autobiography details his rise from slavery to the
leadership of his race. This is a simple yet dramatic record of
Washington’s dedication to the education of black Americans.