Who is Booker Taliaferro Washington?

  • (noun): United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915).
    Synonyms: Washington, Booker T. Washington

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    I do not mean to exclude altogether the idea of patriotism. I know it exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But I will venture to assert, that a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.
    —George Washington (1732–1799)