(April 5, 1856 - November 14, 1915)Booker Taliaferro Washington was born into slavery and emancipated after the Civil War. He became a teacher, leader of what today is known as Tuskegee University, best-selling author and social activist. From 1890 - 1915, he stood as a dominant figure among African-Americans. Famous in part for an address he delivered, which many African-Americans saw as accommodating segregation rather than opposing it, he bestrode the line between slavery and freedom as one of the last African-American leaders who were emancipated rather than freeborn. His nationwide network of support aided his ceaseless effort to broaden educational opportunities for African-Americans. When he died in 1915, he had built Tuskegee Institute into a thriving institution and furthered the cause of education for African-Americans in the South.
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|Date Added||Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 571999 N 4403328|
|Decimal Degrees||39.77685000, -86.15925000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 46.611', W 86° 9.555'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 46' 36.66" N, 86° 9' 33.3" W|
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