Definition of Booker Taliaferro Washington
1. Noun. United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915).
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1. School and College Speaker by Wilmot Brookings Mitchell (1901)
"THE SOLUTION OF THE SOUTHERN PROBLEM By Booker Taliaferro Washington, Orator, Educator; Principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute. ..."
2. Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders from Early by Mayo Williamson Hazeltine (1905)
"... WASHINGTON Booker Taliaferro Washington, a distinguished American educator, was born a slave at Kale's Ford, Virginia, in 1856. ..."
3. A Short History of the American Negro by Benjamin Griffith Brawley (1919)
"Booker Taliaferro Washington was born about 1858 in Franklin County, Virginia. After the Civil War his mother and stepfather removed to Maiden, ..."
4. The Negro in the New World by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1910)
"... and he commenced work in 1881 with two frame houses and a ruined chapel.1 The now celebrated Booker Taliaferro Washington, an ex-slave once valued at ..."
5. Stories of Achievement edited by Asa Don Dickinson (1916)
"... to disappear and for a long while was forgotten, but as soon as I found out about it I revived it, and made my full name " Booker Taliaferro Washington. ..."