Booker T. Washington - Tuskegee Institute

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Resource:Booker T. Washington - Tuskegee Institute
Provider:National Park Service
Summary:Age Range: 6-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision). Sunday, April 5th, is the birthday of Booker T. Washington, founder of Tuskegee Institute for African-American students in Alabama. He was born in 1856.
Description:At this website, provided by the National Park Service, you can take a virtual tour of highlights of Washington's life and accomplishments including:
  • Up From Slavery - Learn how Booker Taliaferro Washington rose from slavery to become one of the most powerful and influential leaders of his time.

  • Personal Life - Get a glimpse into Washington's family life.

  • Building a University - Discover how his determination helped him transform what started as a "Normal School" into a prestigious university initially dedicated to providing practical knowledge that would help African-American students earn a living.

  • Image Gallery - Don't miss this terrific photo gallery documenting Washington's life and times.
Back on the front page, scroll down to get a mini-glimpse of Washington's grand home, The Oaks, that was the social hub of Tuskegee University during his lifetime. Also see the exhibit based on the life of George Washington Carver as well as the exhibit based on the remarkable story of the Tuskegee Airmen - the first African-American fighter pilots in our nation's history, and more!
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Orientation:General
Subjects:Social Studies
Teaching Methods:Virtual Tour
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