April 5, 2023 all-day

Black educator and leader Booker Taliaferro Washington was born on 5 April 1856 at Franklin County, Virginia. “No race can prosper,” he wrote in Up from Slavery, “till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” Died at Tuskegee, Alabama, 14 November, 1915.

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