BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: A Lesson in Character Building in Coloring book format

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: A Lesson in Character Building in Coloring book format

by Robin Banks


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Booker T. Washington: A Lesson in Character Building is a must-have resource for building strong character and studying the message of Booker T. Washington. In a fun, interactive coloring book format, Booker T. Washington's quotations give substance to character traits that were needed at four stages of his life-as a boy, as a student, as a builder, and as an educator.

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ISBN-13: 9781466922471
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Pages: 16
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.04(d)

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Booker T. Washington

A Lesson in Character building In Coloring Book Format
By Robin Washington Banks

Trafford Publishing

Copyright © 2012 Robin Banks
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4669-2247-1

Chapter One

Booker, The Boy

Character Traits

Respect for the Creator

To be one with God is to be like God. Our real religious striving should be to become one with God, sharing with Him in our poor humble way His qualities and attributes.


Go out and be a centre, a lift giving power as it were, to a whole community, when an opportunity comes, when you may give life where there is no life, hope where there is no hope, power where there is no power. Begin in a humble simple way, and work to build up institutions that will put people on their feet. It is that kind of life that tells.


Get hold of the spirit of helping somebody else, seek every opportunity to make somebody happier and more comfortable.


A race, like an individual lifts itself up by lifting others up.


It requires little wisdom or statesmanship to repress, to crush out, to retard the hopes and aspirations of a people, but, the highest and most profound statesmanship is shown in guiding and stimulating a people so that every fiber in body, mind and soul shall be made to contribute in the hiqhest degree to the usefulness of the state.

Booker, The Student

Character Traits


The child who goes to school in a room that is clean and attractive will not long be contented to live in a home that is dirty and disorderly.


It often requires more courage to suffer in silence than to rebel, more courage not to strike back than to retaliate, more courage to be silent than to speak


Cast down your buckets among these people who have, without strikes, and labour wars, tilled your fields, cleared your forest, builded your railroads and cities, and brought forth treasures from the bowels of the earth, and helped make possible this magnificent representation of the progress of the South.


Happily the world has at last reached the point where it no longer feels that in order for a person to be a great scholar, he has got to read a number of books, that he has got to master a certain number of foreign languages, but the world has come to the conclusion that the person who has learned to use his mind whether it has come about through the use of a tool or through the use of any other implement-that the person who has mastered something, who understands what he is doing, who is master of himself in the classroom, out in the world, master of himself everywhere, that person is a scholar.

Booker, The Builder

Character Traits


A race like an individual is not measured by its ability to condemn, but to create.


The only way we can make ourselves useful to humanity and serviceable to God is: 1) by resolving to do something; 2) to do that something, stick to it, improve it, make a specialty of it and in that way we shall make ourselves useful and reliable.


The only thing worth living for is the lifting up of our fellow men.


We are to be tested in our patience, in our forbearance in our power to endure wrong, to withstand temptation, to economize to acquire and use skill in our ability to succeed in commerce, to disregard the superficial for the real, the appearance for the substance. To be great and yet the servant of all


We should not let our grievances overshadow our opportunities.


There are a few things that we must recognize in the beginning if we are to succeed and if we do not recognize that we must have certain qualities and elements in us, we cannot succeed. We cannot succeed unless we recognize that we must have a certain amount of groundwork and foundation or we shall find all our efforts largely in vain.

Booker, The Educator

Character Traits


Every person who has grown to any degree of usefulness, every person who has grown to distinction, almost without exception has been a person who has risen by overcoming obstacles, by removing difficulties, by resolving that when he met discouragement he would not give up.


In all things purely social we can be as separate as the fingers yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.


Have you grown to the point where you can unflinchingly stand up for the right for that which is honorable, honest, truthful, whether it makes you popular or unpopular? Have you grown to the point where absolutely and unreservedly you make truth and honor your standard of thinking and speaking? If you have reached this point in your moral development, you have reached the highest point for which you have come here {Tuskegee}.


The greatness of a nation in the future will be measured not by the vessels that it floats, but by the number of schools and churches and useful industries that it keeps in existence. It will be measured not by the number of men killed, but by the number of men saved and lifted up.


The highest education is that which fits an individual to live successfully in the community where his life is thrown. The object of all education, no matter by what name it is called, should be to fit the individual to articulate what he has learned in the school room into the active everyday life of the community in which he lives.


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