The Extra Mile
— Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —As an influential African-American, living in a time of escalating segregation, Booker T. Washington negotiated a course between accommodation and progress in advocating greater civil rights for blacks. His philosophy of "request" not "protest" allowed him to gain the respect of presidents and politicians, but sometimes alienated those of his own race. Washington believed education was a cornerstone for the advancement of blacks and his efforts to raise money for his beloved Tuskegee Institute helped secure its well-deserved reputation as a leading educational institution for African Americans.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 1:02pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323651 N 4307406|
|Decimal Degrees||38.89785000, -77.03353333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.871', W 77° 2.012'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 52.26" N, 77° 2' 0.72" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 655 15th St NW, Washington DC 20005, US|
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