Washington Booker T
Booker T. Washington
Washington, Booker T(aliaferro) 1856-1915.
American educator. Born into slavery, he acquired an education after emancipation and became the principal of Tuskegee Institute, which flourished under his leadership (1881-1915). He also wrote an autobiography, Up from Slavery (1901).
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