A brief history of the civil rights movement. Including some biographical info on Booker T Washington and W. E. B. DuBois
Born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia in 1856 Booker T Washington was no stranger to prejudice and the harsh realities for a black man growing up in the south. His childhood was one of privation, poverty, slavery and backbreaking work. On September 22, 1862 Lincoln issued The Emancipation Proclamation, but of course it could not be enforced until the end of the Civil War in 1865. Soon after Washington and his mother moved to Malden, West Virginia where he spent long exhausting days packing salt. Like many of the freed slaves Washington craved an education. At the age of…
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