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"No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward." -- Booker T. Washington
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 — November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator and political leader. He was the dominant figure in the African American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. He was representative of the last generation of black leaders born in slavery and spoke on behalf of blacks living in the South. Washington was able throughout the final 25 years of his life to maintain his standing as the major black leader because of the sponsorship by powerful whites, substantial support within the black community, his ability to raise educational funds from both groups and his accommodation to the social realities of the age of Jim Crow segregation.

Washington was born into slavery to a white father and a slave mother in a rural area in southwestern Virginia. After emancipation, he worked in West Virginia in a variety of manual labor jobs before making his way to Hampton Roads seeking an education. He worked his way through Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) and attended college at Wayland Seminary (now Virginia Union University). After returning to Hampton as a teacher, in 1881 he was named as the first leader of the new Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

Washington received national prominence for his Atlanta Address of 1895, attracting the attention of politicians and the public as a popular spokesperson for African American citizens. Washington built a nationwide network of supporters in many black communities, with black ministers, educators and businessmen composing his core supporters. Washington played a dominant role in black politics, winning wide support in the black community and among more liberal whites (especially rich Northern whites). He gained access to top national leaders in politics, philanthropy and education. Washington's efforts included cooperating with white people and enlisting the support of wealthy philanthropists, which helped raise funds to establish and operate thousands of small community schools and institutions of higher education for the betterment of blacks throughout the South, work which continued for many years after his death.

Northern critics called Washington's followers the "Tuskegee Machine". After 1909, Washington was criticized by the leaders of the new NAACP, especially W. E. B. Du Bois, who demanded a stronger tone of protest for advancement of civil rights needs. Washington replied that confrontation would lead to disaster for the outnumbered blacks, and that cooperation with supportive whites was the only way to overcome pervasive racism in the long run. Some of his civil rights work was secret, such as funding court cases.

In addition to the substantial contributions in the field of education, Dr. Washington was the author of 14 books; his autobiography, Up From Slavery, first published in 1901, is still widely read today. During a difficult period of transition for the United States, he did much to improve the overall friendship and working relationship between the races. His work greatly helped blacks to achieve higher education, financial power and understanding of the U.S. legal system. This led to a foundation of the skill set needed to support the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and further adoption of important federal civil rights laws.

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Youth, Freedom and Education   more �

Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute   more �

Marriages and Children   more �

Politics and the Atlanta Compromise   more �

Wealthy Friends and Benefactors   more �

Up From Slavery, and an Invitation to the White House   more �

Lifetime of Overwork, Death at Age 59   more �

Honors and Memorials   more �

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Total Books: 329
Up From Slavery
2017 - Up From Slavery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781542996297
ISBN-10: 1542996295
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Up From Slavery An Autobiography
2017 - Up From Slavery an Autobiography (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781542635134
ISBN-10: 1542635136
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Character Building
2016 - Character Building (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781535442565
ISBN-10: 1535442565
Genre: History

The Negro Problem
2015 - The Negro Problem (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781519558992
ISBN-10: 1519558996
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Politics & Social Sciences

The Future of the American Negro
2015 - The Future of the American Negro (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781631827921
ISBN-10: 1631827928
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

My Larger Education Being Chapters from My Experience
2013 - My Larger Education Being Chapters From My Experience [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486493183
ISBN-10: 0486493180
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences

Frederick Douglass A Biography
2012 - Frederick Douglass a Biography (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781412847391
ISBN-10: 1412847397
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Politics & Social Sciences

Up from Slavery An Autobiography - The Original Classic Edition
Up From Slavery The Autobiography of Booker T Washington
The Monument to Robert Gould Shaw Its Inception Completion and Unveiling 1865-1897
Up From Slavery Autobiography of Booker T Washington
2010 - Up From Slavery Autobiography of Booker T Washington (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781453699096
ISBN-10: 1453699090

Booker T Washington Up From Slavery
2010 - Booker T Washington Up From Slavery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781453679029
ISBN-10: 1453679022

The Story of the Negro Vol 2 of 2 The Rise of the Race from Slavery
2010 - The Story of the Negro Vol 2 of 2 the Rise of the Race From Slavery [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440067976
ISBN-10: 144006797X

Frederick Douglass by Booker T Washington
2010 - Frederick Douglass By Booker T Washington (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781450521185
ISBN-10: 1450521185

De Esclavo  Catedrtico
2010 - De Esclavo Catedrtico [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142050559
ISBN-10: 1142050556
Genre: Nonfiction

The Negro in Business
2010 - The Negro in Business (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142197001
ISBN-10: 114219700X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Man Farthest Down A Record of Observation and Study in Europe
2010 - The Man Farthest Down a Record of Observation and Study in Europe (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142731830
ISBN-10: 1142731839

Working with the Hands Being a Sequel to Up from Slavery Covering the Author's Experiences in Industrial Training at Tuskegee
A New Negro for a New Century An Accurate and Up-To-Date Record of the Upward Struggles of the Negro Race
The Negro in the South His Economic Progress in Relation to His Moral and Religious Development
The Story of My Life and Work an Autobiography
2010 - The Story of My Life and Work an Autobiography (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152619012
ISBN-10: 1152619012

2010 - The Negro in the South [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Up From Slavery with Ebook [Tantor Unabridged Classics] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2008 - My Larger Education [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - The Story of My Life and Work [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - A Will to Be Free Vol I [An African American Heritage Book] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 - The Booker T Washington Reader [An African American Heritage Book] (Paperback)Hardcover
2002 - Up From Slavery with Related Documents [The Bedford Series in History and Culture] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1998 - Up From Slavery with Selected Slaves Narratives [New York Public Library Collector's Editions] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Booker T Washington Papers [13 Volumes and 1 Index] (Hardcover)
Sowing and Reaping [The Black Heritage Library Collection] (Hardcover)
Storyteller's Scrapbook [1977 Green Hardcover Printing] (Hardcover)