Booker T. Washington
This is the first 1,000 characters of 1197 words (4.79 pages) in the essay titled Booker T. Washington
|Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington was the first African American whose likeness appeared on a United States postage stamp. Washington also was thus honored a quarter century after his death. In 1946 he also became the first black with his image on a coin, a 50-cent piece. The Tuskegee Institute, which Washington started at the age of 25, was the where the 10-cent stamps first were available. The educator's monument on its campus shows him lifting a symbolic veil from the head of a freed slave.
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born a slave on April 5, 1856, in Franklin County, Va. His mother, Jane Burroughs, was a plantation cook. His father was an unknown white man. As a child, Booker swept yards and brought water to slaves working in the fields. Freed after the American Civil War, he went with his mother to Malden, W. Va., to join Washington Ferguson, whom she had married during the war.
At about age 16 Booker set out for Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, w...
Login to view the complete paper (register below)
To view the complete essay NOW:
You can view download the complete version of this essay for only $12.00. This is the final price of the essay - there is no extra hidden or fees and no price per page charges. Your purchase is 100% secure. Click on the Paypal icon below and you will have the essay instantaneously.
You can view download the complete version of this essay and ALL 40,000 ESSAYS for only $17.95 per month. You will be bill monthly until you cancel your subscription. Your purchase is 100% secure.
Click on one of the buttons below and you will have the essay instantaneously.
CCBill is the designated E-ticket Supplier and Access Management Provider for FreeEssays.tv
Search for Free Essays and Term Papers
List of Essays and Term Papers
Copyright © 2004- Free Essays.tv. All rights reserved. Cancel Subscription