Fun Facts Friday: Booker T. Washington
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / April 5, 2013

Booker T. Washington (15 April, 1856 – 14 November, 1915) was a prominent author, educator, politician and orator in America during his lifetime. The last to represent African-American leaders born in slavery, he was a dominant figure in the African-American life from 1890 till his death.

Thoughts on: Guest of Honor by Deborah Davis
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / May 21, 2012

In 1901 the country woke up to a shock, the previous day 16 October, President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to have dinner at the executive mansion (known today as the White House) with the First Family. Not only black, but a former slave, the invitation created fodder for news papers, vile cartoons and vulgar songs.

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