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3. Weekly Topic: Booker T. Washington
4. Link to Booker T. Washington
5. Note from a Reader
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. April 5, 2006
I’ve always had eclectic tastes in art, theatre, movies and films, but last week I really outdid myself. On Sunday, my daughter and I
went to see the Black Eyed Peas in concert (a popular hip hop group.) And then on Thursday my son and I had terrific seats for the San Diego Symphony’s American Music night, featuring
Aaron Copland’s Rodeo. Both were fun, and I got to spend special time with my kids. With my son going off to college in the fall (probably out of state — more on that another day)
I’ve started feeling the pressure of the impending countdown to our empty nest.
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Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Booker T. Washington
by Barbara J. Feldman
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Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915) was a prominent black leader, educator, presidential advisor, and founder of the Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University.). Although born a slave, after the slaves were freed in 1865, Washington found a way to get an education, and then started a school so that other freed slaves could better themselves economically.
BrainyQuote: Booker T. Washington Quotes
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” BrainyQuote presents a collection of sixteen Booker T. Washington quotes, as well as a biography (link in the left-hand column.) To browse additional quotes, peruse Related Authors, or click on Educator Quotes.
Documenting the American South: Up From Slavery
Documenting the American South, housed at the University of North Carolina, is a digital collection of texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history. The Booker T. Washington archive includes a biography and the full text (and a one-paragraph summary) of his autobiography Up From Slavery. “I was born a slave on a plantation in Franklin County, Virginia. I am not quite sure of the exact place or exact date of my birth, but at any rate I suspect I must have been born somewhere and at some time.”
Legends of Tuskegee: Booker T. Washington
This slide show biography is my Booker T. Washington pick of the day because of the terrific photographs, use of relevant quotes, and excellent layout. Follow along using the Next buttons, or print a text-only version (link on the front page only.) George W. Carver (“educator, scientist, artist, and humanitarian”) and the Tuskegee Airmen (“refers to all who were involved in the so-called ‘Tuskegee Experiment,’ the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft”) are the other featured legends.
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#6. Quote of the Week
“Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915) Black American educator
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