Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington was born a slave in Virginia. After the Civil War and emancipation, he began work at
the age of 9 in salt furnaces and coal mines. Because of his great desire for a good education, he eventually
went to Hampton Institute, working his way through, and later went on to Wayland Seminary. He became a
teacher, and in 1881 he became the first leader of the new Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, a position he
held until his death. Washington was first noticed as a political spokesman for his Atlanta Address of 1895.
As time went on, Washington became a recognized leader in the African American community, as well as an
educator, public speaker and author. He spent the majority of his life working to improve educational
opportunities for African Americans and promoting friendship between the races.
8 1/2" X 11" unfolded. Folds to 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" with blank inside and blank back cover onto which the church can copy the order of the service, song lyrics, sermon notes, prayer requests and any other important information.