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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, orator, author and leader of the African-American community. He was freed from slavery at the age of nine, and after working at several menial jobs in West Virginia, he earned his way through an education at Hampton Institute and Wayland Seminary. Upon recommendation of Hampton ...more
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Published (first published June 25th 2008)
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Craig Miller
Feb 07, 2016 Craig Miller rated it liked it
Too short

Should of had more black heroes, but enough to get a glimpse of African American Heroes. For those who may not know any, this book is good place start. Robert smalls is a beast!
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Feb 17, 2014 sarah williams rated it liked it
Very well written

This was very well written a pleasure to read. Highly enjoyable... I only gave it three stars because I wish it was longer.


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Booker Taliaferro Washington was an American educator, orator, author and the dominant leader of the African-American community nationwide from the 1890s to his death. Born to slavery and freed by the Civil War in 1865, as a young man, became head of the new Tuskegee Institute, then a teachers' college for blacks. It became his base of operations. His "Atlanta Exposition" speech of 1895 appealed ...more
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