Signs Of Progress Among The Negroes Book Report

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Signs of Progress Among the Negroes, by Booker T, Washington. The Century Magazine, January 1900. New York City, New York. 11 pages. Reviewed by Jozlyn Clark Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author and leader of the African American community. Washington was born into slavery to a white father and a black slave mother on a rural farm in south-central Virginia; the slaves were freed in 1865. He attended Hampton University and Wayland Seminary. After returning to Hampton as an instructor, he was named in 1881 as the first leader of the new normal school (teachers ' college) which became Tuskegee University in Alabama. Washington was the dominant figure in the African American community in the
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