Tag: Slavery

What am I going to do about it?

I can’t fix all the world’s problems.

365 Things I Believe: The Ditch

  Booker Taliaferro Washington was born into slavery on this day in 1856 at Hale’s Ford, Virginia. He became an educator, author, orator and advisor to Republican presidents. As a youth he worked in salt furnaces and coal mines in West Virginia before making his way to hampton Institute (now Hampton University). From there Hampton …

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