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 Booker Taliaferro Washington Sr.

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Booker Taliaferro Washington Sr. Famous memorial

Birth
Franklin County, Virginia, USA
Death
14 Nov 1915 (aged 59)
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID
1073 View Source

Social Reformer. Born a slave on the James Burroughs's Plantation in Hale's Ford, Franklin County, Virginia, he was 9 years old when slavery was abolished. He attended and graduated from Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in 1875. In 1881, he was selected to head Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, which is now Tuskegee University. Booker believed in hard work, self-education, and economic independence. He talks about his childhood in his biography "Up From Slavery," which was published in 1901. On April 7, 1940, he was the first African American to be honored on a United States postage stamp.

Social Reformer. Born a slave on the James Burroughs's Plantation in Hale's Ford, Franklin County, Virginia, he was 9 years old when slavery was abolished. He attended and graduated from Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in 1875. In 1881, he was selected to head Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, which is now Tuskegee University. Booker believed in hard work, self-education, and economic independence. He talks about his childhood in his biography "Up From Slavery," which was published in 1901. On April 7, 1940, he was the first African American to be honored on a United States postage stamp.

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1073
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1073/booker-taliaferro-washington: accessed ), memorial page for Booker Taliaferro Washington Sr. (5 Apr 1856–14 Nov 1915), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1073, citing Tuskegee University Campus Cemetery, Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .