This is a 22 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on Famous Americans – Booker T. Washington. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in VA April 5, 1856. His life had little promise early on. As in most states prior to the Civil War, the child of a slave became a slave. Yet from humble beginnings he was able to put himself through school and became a teacher following the Civil War.
In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in AL (now known as Tuskegee University), which grew immensely and focused on training African Americans in agricultural pursuits. Under Washington's leadership, Tuskegee became a leading school in the country. At his death, it had more than 100 well-equipped buildings, 1,500 students, a 200-member faculty teaching 38 trades and professions, and a nearly $2 million endowment.
September 18, 1895, Washington publicly put forth his philosophy on race relations in a speech at the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, GA, known as the "Atlanta Compromise." In his speech, Washington stated that African Americans should accept disenfranchisement and social segregation if whites allow them economic progress, educational opportunity and justice in the courts.
This started a firestorm in parts of the African-American community, especially in the North. Activists like W.E.B. Du Bois who deplored Washington's conciliatory philosophy and his belief that African Americans were only suited to vocational training.
The presentation slides cover the following:
Early Life (2)
First Teaching Job
Pushback from Du Bois
Harmful or Helpful?
“Black” & “White” Support
White Dinner Invitation
Dinner with Roosevelt
Legacy & Death
End of Presentation
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