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Booker Washington

Booker T Washington (1856-1915) was born into slavery. At a time when education was denied to slaves, he had a craving for it. Post Civil War period saw him attending school, while working as a houseboy. A few years later, he attended the Hampton Institute and earned a scholarship, later returning there as an instructor. In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama for colored people. His autobiography Up From Slavery, published in 1901, continues to inspire many young readers till...See more