Checkpoint A leader, Organization or Legislation of the Civil rights and black power movements

Checkpoint A leader, Organization or Legislation of the Civil rights and black power movements

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Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington Tabitha Neufind ETH/125 May 10, 2005 Amy L. Williams 1
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Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington became a prominent leader of the first generation of freeborn African Americans. Washington himself was born on a plantation in Virginia in 1856 as a slave, and was emancipated when slavery was abolished by the United States government. Washington "worked in coal mines after emancipation and attended elementary school" (Schaefer, pg. 192). After completing his general education Washington "attended Fisk University and the University of Berlin and became the first Black to receive a doctorate from Harvard" (Schaefer, pg. 192). Washington later went on to become the head of "an educational institute for Blacks in Tuskegee, Alabama" (Schaefer, pg. 192). The Tuskegee Negro Normal Institute opened in July of 1888. "The school was originally a shanty building owned by the local church. The school only received funding of $2,000 a year and this was only
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Checkpoint A leader, Organization or Legislation of the Civil rights and black power movements

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