Booker T Washington Impact

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While some of the history of blacks are covered in most history books, the impact they had on Americans history are often aren’t often not covered in great detail as those of their white counterparts.
I will conduct this research paper on the lives of Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, and Malcolm X. Their effect they had on the past is one of the reasons why the United States has become a beacon of freedom and something for which other nations like or hate the United States. These three individuals aren’t really known, with Malcom X being the most known of the three. The reason why I pick Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and Malcom X is because of the different time frames with in which they lived and the actions they took to stand
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Washington had on the education of blacks many blacks is something that is often lost in the many history books. Booker T. Washington was born Virginia, Washington on a farm on April 5, 1856, to Jane and Washington Ferguson. Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author, orator, advisor to two presidents of the United States and Civil Right Activist. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the prevailing leader in the African-American community and maybe one the most well-known African-Americans in the nineteenth century. As a young kid growing up on a Virginia farm, Washington had to attend school in the morning followed by an afternoon of hard work in a salt or coal mines in Malden when he was ten years old. Washington would first learn the virtues of frugality, cleanliness, and personal morality while serving as a houseboy for a white family. After finishing school Washington left his home to attend Hampton Institute, one of the original freedmen’s schools dedicated to industrial education. Washington would graduate with honors and become a teacher in his hometown of Malden. In 1881 Washington would return to the Hampton Institute and become a teacher but would leave the job at age 25 to open the Tuskegee Institute in an old church. Fannie Norton Smith, Washington’s home-town sweetheart and Washington married in 1882 and had the first of their three kids in 1883. After the death of his wife Fannie Washington in 1884 he remarried Olivia…show more content…
Malcolm X was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who changed his last name to X to signify his rejection of his “slave” name (THE ESTATE OF MALCOLM X). Malcom X encouraged and mentored many disadvantaged young blacks searching for confidence in segregated America. Malcom also challenged the mainstream civil rights movement and the nonviolent pursuit of integration championed by Martin Luther King Jr. Malcom X thought that blacks should defend themselves against white aggression “by any means necessary” (THE ESTATE OF MALCOLM X). His life changed in 1939 when is mother was committed to the State Mental Hospital in Kalamazoo, consequently placing Malcolm in a juvenile home. One of his teachers told him to become a carpenter because the goal of becoming a lawyer was real for him. He moved to Harlem in New York, City and becomes a waiter at a restaurant called Small’s Paradise in 1943. During that same year the United States Army found him unacceptable for service on account of mental problems (apparently, he behaved in an unsuitable manner on purpose, in order to avoid the draft while becoming engrossed in criminal activities. That following year Malcom X was convicted of larceny, breaking and entering, and carrying a weapon. He is sentenced to eight to ten years in prison. As he is serving his term in Charlestown Prison he begins reading as
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