“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Booker T. Washington (American Educator)
Date of Birth:
April 5, 1856
Date of Death:
November 14, 1915
Booker Taliaferro Washington was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. He was freed from slavery as a child, gained an education, and as a young man was appointed to lead a teachers' college for blacks. From this position of leadership he rose into a nationally prominent role as spokesman for African Americans.