Booker T. Washington

Title

Booker T. Washington

Description

This photograph is of Booker T. Washington, a former slave who became an important leader of the African-American community at the turn of the twentieth century. Washington lived in the era of Jim Crow segregation in which African Americans were disenfranchised and relegated to separate, inferior public spaces. Washington advocated for long-term education, particularly in agriculture and industry, to help African Americans get out of poverty and improve their situation.

Creator

Harris & Ewing, photographer

Source

Harris & Ewing, "Booker T. Washington," photograph, c. 1905-1945, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, digital reproduction, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/hec.16114 (accessed November 22, 2014).

Date

c. 1905-1945

Contributor

Rose Buchanan

Original Format

photograph

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Files

Booker T. Washington.jpg

Citation

Harris & Ewing, photographer, “Booker T. Washington,” The State of History, accessed July 18, 2018, https://soh.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/33234.