Booker T. Washington

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. His base was the Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college in Alabama. As lynchings in the South reached a peak in 1895, Washington gave a speech, known as the "Atlanta compromise," which brought him national fame. He called for black progress through education and entrepreneurship, rather th... More

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Booker T. Washington #Education #Politics #Religion

Photo of Booker T. Washington At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
Booker T. Washington #Dreams

Photo of Booker T. Washington If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams.
Booker T. Washington #Life #Success

Photo of Booker T. Washington Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington #Life #Success

Photo of Booker T. Washington I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington #Men

Photo of Booker T. Washington We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers.
Booker T. Washington #Power

Photo of Booker T. Washington Character is power.
Booker T. Washington #Work

Photo of Booker T. Washington Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.
Booker T. Washington #Strength

Photo of Booker T. Washington There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington #Success

Photo of Booker T. Washington Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
Booker T. Washington #Alone #Good

Photo of Booker T. Washington Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Booker T. Washington #Trust

Photo of Booker T. Washington Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington #Power

Photo of Booker T. Washington There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.