As part of my series on notable educators, today I highlight Booker T. Washington. Born a slave, Washington became the “foremost black educator of the 19th and early 20th century.”
Among his many accomplishments were founding the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and acting as an advisor to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.
As always, your comments are appreciated. Please feel free to send any suggestions for future educators to highlight in this series.