Celebrating the Life of Booker T. Washington
Posted By: Elynor Moss on November 17, 2015 |
On November 14, 1915, Tuskegee Institute experienced an unexpected blow, through the sudden and seemingly early death of its founding principal, Dr. Booker T. Washington. One could dare to assume that this event had just as much of an impact as the loss of any powerful luminary would have on the world, if not more. Based upon the immediate responses expressed by world leaders – such as Theodore Roosevelt, Julius Rosenwald, Andrew Carnegie and John D.
Rockefeller – this assumption is more clearly seen as a fact:
“Washington was a man of great power and of wide and wholesome influence, not only among his own race but other races. His death is distinctly a public loss.” – Charles W. Fairbanks, 26th Vice President of the United States of America.
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