Blue Ridge PBS "On the Road" at the Booker T. Washington National Monument

On April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-arce farm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became founder and first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as an adviser, author and orator, his past would influence his philosophies as the most influential African American of his era. This video is a visit to his birthplace in Franklin County.

 

 

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