Celebrating Black History Month: Booker T. Washington; Educator, Author, and Orator

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LISTEN NOW!  John and Pat discuss celebrating Black History Month as they discuss the life and contributions of Booker T. Washington.  They discussed how Booker T. Washington was born into slavery and how from the age of 9 years old worked in the salt mines.  His parents would later allow him to quit working at the age of 16 so he could pursue his education where he would travel 200 miles to pursue.  Mr. Washington saw his life calling to prepare free slaves not to be dependent on the government but instead to learn and prepare themselves.  He founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.  His vision and faithfulness to his work not only attracted great faculty like the great inventor George Washington Carver but many students as well.  Today there is a host of distinguished Tuskegee Alumni like Tom Joyner, Lionel Richie, and Pensacola’s very own first African American four star General Daniel Chappie James.  



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