Booker T. Washington and his work for civil rights
Booker T. Washington has been a most controversial figure in the fight for civil
rights since his rise to fame in the late 1800's. Many who knew him believed that he was
a straightforward man, and he was admired as a genuine hero to black Americans. In his
later years he earned several nicknames, including the Sage of Tuskegee and the Wizard
of the Tuskegee Machine.
Washington was born heard rumors about his father being a white man. The
soon-to-be-famous civil rights leader grew up in a cabin with an earthen floor and a slave
in Franklin City, Virginia in 1858 or 1859. Although he…
- Booker T. Washington and his work for civil rights
- Civil Rights
- Civil Rights: Are We Free? This is essay about black civil rights explaining some of the things that happened is history to blacks and a brief description of the current civil rights movement.
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