Booker T. Washington

Education Pioneer Booker T. Washington

Full Name: Booker Taliaferro Washington
Profession: Education Pioneer

United States of America

Biography: Between 1890 and 1915, he was the dominant leader in the African-American community. He was one of the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants.

Born: April 5, 1856
Birthplace: Hale's Ford, Virginia, USA
Star Sign: Aries

Died: November 14, 1915 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Deteriorating health

Married Life

  • 1882-08-02 US educational pioneer Booker T. Washington (26) weds Fanny Smith
  • 1886-08-11 Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (30) weds Olivia Davidson (32) Athens, Ohio
  • 1893-10-12 Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (37) weds Margaret James Murray

Historical Events

  • 1881-07-04 Booker T. Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)
  • 1895-09-18 Booker T. Washington delivers 'Atlanta Compromise' address
  • 1901-10-16 Booker T. Washington and his family are invited to dine at the White House with Teddy and Edith Roosevelt, prompting condemnation from the South
  • 1940-04-07 US Post Office issues first postage stamp of African American educator Booker T. Washington
  • 1940-09-29 1st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware
  • 1946-08-07 1st US commemorative coin of an African American, Booker T. Washington (half dollar)

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