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#TheHistoryProject - Booker T. Washington – Educator & Intellectual, Principal in Racial Reform


American history is full of famous names, but only a few are fully recognized by most everyone. Booker T. Washington is one of those names. The author of “Up from Slavery” used his own story to help bring about racial reform. From enslavement to the halls of academe, Washington became the right man for his times.​​

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