Washington, Booker T.
Booker T. Washington (1856 - 1915) was an American educator, writer, andblack leader. He was born to a white slave father and a black slave mother in Virginia. Washingtonwas freed in 1865 and became a writer and spokesman for the issues and struggles of African - Americans. Washingtonurged the blacks to improve themselves through education and economic advancement. He wrote several books, including the autobiography Up from Slavery (1901) and My Larger Education (1911).
Eminent African-American reformer, educator and public-speaker. Washington propelled Afro-Americans to strive to fortify themselves through educational realization and economic development. His writings are known for their passionate and vibrant narrative.