Booker T Washington Book Report

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Booker T Washington


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 and put him to work as soon as possible. Washington
received no Education because it was illegal for him to receive an education. Lincoln
issued the Emancipation Proclamation, but it could not be enforced until the end of The
Civil War in 1865. Washington's stepfather was very fortunate because he found work
packing salt in Malden. Jane moved to join her husband in Malden. The nine year old spent
exhausting days packing salt. Like many blacks being free Washington wanted an education.
When he was 16 he decided he wanted to go to Hampton Institute. He didn't know if he was
going to excepted and if he did were he would get the money to pay.. Hungry he arrived at
the doorsteps of Hampton.

Hampton Institute became a big influence to Washington's life. Armstrong, the founder of
Hampton, believed in work, study, hygiene, morality, self-discipline, and self-reliance.
His purpose was to train black teachers, but every student should have a trade was well.
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