Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

booker t. washington?

Josh Byrd

4th period

American Literature


Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was born on April 5th, 1856 at a tobacco plantation in the town of Franklin, Virginia. His mother, Jane was a slave and his father was an unknown white man. He had two other siblings, an older brother named John, and a younger sister by the name of Amanda. They all lived in a small home on the plantation until the civil war had took place in 1865, which had put an end to all slavery in the United States.

After his family had left the plantation they moved to Malden in Kanawha County in West Virginia where Booker had worked at a coal mine as a salt packer. When he was 16 years old he decided to join the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute and worked at the school so that he could pay the dues. From 1878 to 1879 he attended the Wayland Seminary in Washington DC and when he returned to Hampton he worked as a teacher in a school located in Tuskegee, Alabama.

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