according to booker t. washington, plantation songs have nothing to do with religious fervor.,

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This blog post is all about the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington, a man who has shaped the United States with his contributions to education and race relations. Born into slavery in 1856, he became one of the most influential figures in America at the turn of 20th century. First, we’ll start with the basics. Booker T. Washington was born on April 19th 1856 in Franklin County, Virginia to a slave mother and his white father who died when he was eleven years old. His early life is heavily shrouded in mystery but it is known that as an adolescent he traveled North from his home state of Virginia and found work at Mount Vernon Academy which later became part of Hampton University where he eventually studied under General Samuel Chapman Armstrong (who would become one of Washington’s most important mentors). At sixteen-years-old, as part of a deal for teaching black students at Tuskegee Institute and becoming submissive to whites, Booker T. agreed not only to stop preaching about racial equality but also keep


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