The Future of the American Negro

The Future of the American Negro

by Booker T. Washington
     
 

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Aims to put in more definite and permanent form the ideas regarding the negro and his future which the author expressed many times on the public platform and through the press and magazines. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries; Harvard Guide to American History.  See more details below

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Aims to put in more definite and permanent form the ideas regarding the negro and his future which the author expressed many times on the public platform and through the press and magazines. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries; Harvard Guide to American History.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409940609
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
01/30/2009
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915) was an American political leader, educator, orator and author. He was the dominant figure in the African American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representing the last generation of black leaders born in slavery, and speaking for those blacks who had remained in the New South in an uneasy modus vivendi with the white southerners, Washington was able throughout the final 25 years of his life to maintain his standing as the black leader because of the sponsorship of powerful whites, substantial support within the black community, his ability to raise educational funds from both groups, and his skillful accommodation to the social realities of the age of segregation.[1]

Washington was born into slavery to a white father and a slave mother in a rural area in southwestern Virginia. After emancipation, he worked in West Virginia in a variety of manual labor jobs before making his way to Hampton Roads seeking an education. He worked his way through Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) and attended college at Wayland Seminary. After returning to Hampton as a teacher, in 1881 he was named as the first leader of the new Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

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