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S: BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

BC: BOOKER T. WASHINGTON | IN THIS BOOK ABOUT BOOKER T. WASHINGTON YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN HIS LIFE AND ABOUT A FEW IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN HIS LIFE. YOU WILL ALSO LEARN ABOUT AN ARTIST (MARTIN PURYEAR). HE MADE A PAINTING SYMBOLIZING BOOKER T. WASHINGTON'S LIFE. WE THOUGHT THIS WAS A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.WE HOPE YOU WILL ENJOY THIS WONDERFUL BOOK.

1: By: Jordan, Jacquelyn, Dipali | Booker T. Washington

2: Booker T. Washington was born in a log cabin in the year of 1856. No one knows the exact date he was born because he was born a slave. When slaves were born it was not important to keep records. No white man wanted to keep a record of a slave. White men didn’t consider black people (slaves) human beings.

3: Booker wanted to read more than anything in the world. Booker worked hard through the day. Then when Booker was six years old the civil war started. Every day and night Booker and his mother would pray for the North to win (the North wanted slavery to end). They still worked hard in the fields. They pretended that the civil war wasn’t even going on. As you know at this time there was a war going on so Booker had to walk his master’s (owner) daughter to school so she would get there safely. Booker really wanted to learn so sometimes he would peek into the classroom to see what was going on. Finally, after four years of fighting, the South surrendered and the North had won the war! Since Booker and his family were now free they moved to Virginia. Booker got a chance to go to a good school and learn new things like he wanted to. To support his family Booker's stepfather worked in a salt mine from four o’clock to nine o’clock in the morning. Unfortunately, Booker soon had to quit school to haul coal. it was really hard and dirty work, but Booker learned something in the coal mine that would change his life forever. He overheard two miners talking about the Hampton Institute, a school in Virginia for African Americans. It was a school that could teach him what he needed to know to get a good job. Booker was now sixteen years old, he decided to give the Hampton Institute a try. It was five hundred miles away from where he was at this time. It took a long time for him to get there but knowing the confidence that he has, he made it. He worked hard and opened a school house and lived a happy life.

4: Dear Booker T. Washington, September 15, 1925 How are your three wonderful children? I still feel horrible about your wife, Margaret’s, death. Will you marry another person once more or live without women? How was the Atlanta Expedition? Did the W.E.B Du Bois support you during that time? Did you finish your dream for the stop of segregation? When is the next time you will hold another speech for the black and white people? I have many questions for you like why you won’t try to stop them with Jurassic measures, but as you say, “I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” Your work hopefully will make your dream of having to stop segregation. I thought that you and all African Americans would be free after the Atlantic. Another great question of mine is what else will you do to stop the segregation here and if you do, when? Do you think that we will be able to stop segregation or not? Or maybe we need help? I believe that we will stop segregation soon, one day. Write soon and answer my questions. Your friend, Henry Huttleston Rodgers

5: We are | Martin Puryear

6: April 4th, 1863 Dear Sir, I am Booker’s friend, Jack. I am writing this letter because as you know Booker can’t read or write. He wanted me to tell you that he had an a amazing time with you and John, your other son. Booker was most happy when his mama gave the book of songs. Booker was very glad when this man read this book to him. Booker was dancing and yelling with joy. He was smiling like never before. I know Booker wants to read and write very badly and maybe you can teach him. And the man taught how to write his name only but I don’t think that is enough. He did not tell him his name. Booker is a very talented boy. He knows what he is doing. He knows how to pack salt in salt barrels when he does salt work. I know he gets little food when he works. Booker is seeing young and old read and write. And when he saw the man, he acting as if he were that man and he was the one reading to the people who were gathered around him. While you guys were eating dinner, mama gave the book and he takes it. She doesn’t say where she got it from. Booker ran to the man and gave him the book and told him to read it to him. He loved it so much. Thank you so much for taking care of Booker. From, Jack Smith

7: JACK SMITH

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