These learning links will help you explore the Booker T. Washington National Monument, and the man who inspired it.
Jan 24, 2005, 14:00
Virginia Booker T. Washington Biography
As one of the most influential black men of his time, Washington was not without his critics. Many charged that his conservative approach undermined the quest for racial equality. "In all things purely social we can be as separate as the fingers," he proposed to a biracial audience in his 1895 Atlanta Compromise address, "yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress." In part, his methods arose for his need for support from powerful whites, some of them former slave owners.
Jan 24, 2005, 13:32