Booker T . Washington , educator, reformer and the most influentional black leader of his time (1856-1915) preached a philosophy of self-help, racial solidarity and accomodation. He urged blacks to accept discrimination for the time being and concentrate on elevating themselves through hard work and material prosperity.
“A lie doesn’t become truth , wrong doesn’t become right & evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.” -Ayn Rand.
“ Character is power ; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.” John Howe. Dictionary.com defines character as: 1. The aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing.
Quote by Booker T. Washington: “A lie doesn’t become truth , wrong doesn’t becom”
Washington came in 1903 when black leader and intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois published an essay in his book, The Souls of Black Folk. Du Bois rejected Washington’s message and instead called for political power, insistence on civil rights, and the higher education of African-American youth.
Washington designed, developed, and guided the Tuskegee Institute. It became a powerhouse of African-American education and political influence in the United States. He used the Hampton Institute, with its emphasis on agricultural and industrial training , as his model.
Booker T . Washington (1856-1915) was born into slavery and rose to become a leading African American intellectual of the 19 century, founding Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (Now Tuskegee University) in 1881 and the National Negro Business League two decades later. 7 дней назад
Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington (1856–1915).