A Boys' Life of Booker T. Washington

Walter Clinton JACKSON (1879 - 1959)

Booker T. Washington was one of the first nationally recognized African American leaders after the Civil War. He was born to a slave woman in Virginia, who then took him as a young boy to West Virginia after the emancipation. Booker became a leader in education heading the Tuskegee Institute for more than 30 years and working with other universities. He advocated a moderate approach to elevating the African Americans through education and business, but worked behind the scenes to change discriminatory laws and practices, and became an adviser to the White House. He authored 14 books, and many articles and speeches, including his autobiography, Up from Slavery. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Forward Larry Wilson
00:04:39
Play 01 Early Childhood Kyle L.
00:12:32
Play 02 Boyhood Days Sarah Brown
00:06:41
Play 03 Planning for an Education Jason in Panama
00:11:23
Play 04 School Days at Hampton KevinS
00:12:56
Play 05 Beginning Life in the Outside World Sebastian
00:09:41
Play 06 Back at Hampton Paul Brian Stewart
00:06:29
Play 07 Building a Great School Mari Patterson
00:16:10
Play 08 Strenuous Days Mari Patterson
00:13:50
Play 09 Raising Money for Tuskeegee Mari Patterson
00:12:01
Play 10 Making Speeches Tina Ding
00:22:05
Play 11 Success as Educational Leader drandall
00:21:13
Play 12 Leading His People drandall
00:10:15
Play 13 Political Experiences dfixsen
00:07:24
Play 14 Visites to Europe Paul Brian Stewart
00:15:38
Play 15 Booker T. Washington: The Man drandall
00:20:08