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  • Washington's Plan For Blacks
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    Discrimination The struggle for social and economic equality of Black people in America has been long and slow. It is sometimes amazing that any progress has been made in the racial equality arena at all; every tentative step forward seems to be diluted by losses elsewhere. For every "Stacey Koons" that is convicted, there seems to be a Texaco executive waiting to send Blacks back to the past. Throughout the struggle for equal rights, there have been courageous Black leaders at the forefront of ...
  • Booker T Washington
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    Booker T. Washington: Fighter for the Black Man Booker T. Washington was a man beyond words. His perseverance and will to work were well known throughout the United States. He rose from slavery, delivering speech after speech expressing his views on how to uplift America's view of the Negro. He felt that knowledge was power, not just knowledge of "books", but knowledge of agricultural and industrial trades. He felt that the Negro would rise to be an equal in American society through hard work. W...
  • Booker Taliaferro Washington
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    Booker Taliaferro was born a mix slave in Franklin Country on 5th April, 1856. His father was a white man who and no one knew who he was and his mother the slave of James Burroughs. His mother married the slave Washington Ferguson. When Booker entered school he took the name of his stepfather and became known as Booker T. Washington. After emancipation, his family was so poor that he worked in factories and mines at the age of nine. When he was 16 his parents allowed him to quit work to go to sc...
  • Booker T Washington And W.E. B Dubois
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    Ashley White General Writing Martha McCully 3/28/02 Jesse Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Booker T. Washington, and W.E. B DuBois are all African American leaders. All of these men were leaders in their own time and their own sense, living in different eras with different views, but they all shared common ground. All four were African Americans trying to overcome obstacles and become influential leaders in their society. Jesse Jackson was an African American civil rights activist and political leader....
  • Washington's Leadership Of Blacks
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    Booker T Washington was one of the best advocates in his time. Growing up in slavery and out coming the horrifying struggles of the 1870's was a great effort. Born in the era were black people were like flies he found a determination to succeed and discovered many powers in life. Washington childhood was one of privation, poverty, slavery, and backbreaking work. Born in 1856, he was from birth the property of James Burroughs of Virginia. He didn't know his father but his mother Jane raised him a...
  • Booker T Washington Up From Slavery
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    Booker T. Washington 'Up From Slavery'; inspired readers across the nation. People of this time had realized that they could no longer expect support from the federal government, in their struggle for dignity and opportunity in the south, so many blacks concluded that self-reliance, self-help, and racial solidarity were their last best hopes. So, people saw Booker T. Washington as their champion and adopted his autobiography, up from slavery. In Franklin County, Virginia Washington was given bir...
  • Name Washington
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    Booker T. Washington The purpose for writing on Booker T. Washington is to focus on his educational contributions, and the different speeches he gave during and after the 19th century for African American and for the institution. Booker was born into slavery on a small tobacco plantation on April 5 1856. While in grade school he did not have a last name. When he realized that all of the other children at the school had a second name, and the teacher asked him his, he invented the name Washington...
  • Washington The Base Of His Industrial Education
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    Chad Mertz Booker T. Washington Essay September 25, 2000 Throughout the life of Booker T. Washington expressed in his autobiography, Up From Slavery, one element has remained the same through his influences, education, public speaking, and teaching of others. This is the fact that one cannot succeed solely on a "book" education, but must accompany this with that of an "industrial" education as well. He believed that with this type of education, the black man could provide necessary services not ...
  • Malcolm X About Some Of The Leaders
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    African American leaders all fought for the same cause. Though, they all did it differently, they all had strikingly similar lives, tactics, and ways of persuasion. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King, and even Malcolm X all played a large role in African American reform. I had the chance to interview Malcolm X with Alex Haley. It was unbelievable the things that I learned, finally understood, and took with me to live my life by. All of these leaders took what someone else ha...
  • American Prizes
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    Prize fighters You can see what the publicity people at the Man Group, the stockbroking company that now finances what was once the Booker Prize, have been thinking. We have this brand: high recognition, cheap at the price. But isn't it small beer Hasn't the label been used to mean arty-but-little, elegant-but-genteel Why not be bolder Why not make the competition a kind of world title Think of Wimbledon. Think of the Open Golf Championship. Classy, very British, but also the world's top events....
  • Washington's Ideas On Education
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    The autobiography of Booker T. Washing titled Up From Slavery is a rich narrative of the man's life from slavery to one of the founders of the Tuskegee Institute. The book takes us through one of the most dynamic periods in this country's history, especially African Americans. I am very interested in the period following the Civil War and especially in the transformation of African Americans from slaves to freemen. Up From Slavery provides a great deal of information on this time period and help...
  • White And Black Residents Of Tuskegee
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    Booker T. Washington was a Black man living during the later half of the Nineteenth Century when Black men were thought to be inferior and not in any way educated or influential. Through incredible persistence he changed attitudes towards southern Blacks. His achievements helped uplift a poor race into prominence and forever changed relations between the Black and White races. The very fact that he started from a life of slavery and poverty and accomplished so much, makes his efforts that much m...

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