We shall prosper in proportion as we learn to
dignify and glorify labor and put brains and skill
into the common occupations of life.

Recommended Links
Articles by Booker T. Washington
The University of Virginia has placed online three popular magazine articles written by Booker T. Washington at the turn of the century.

Booker T. Washington
U.S. History.net provides a moderately-comprehensive biographical sketch of Washington.

"Industrial Education for the Negroes"
Originally published in the book The Negro Problem, this essay by Washington serves as his response to the criticism of W. E. B. Du Bois.

Stamp on Black History: Booker T. Washington
Another popular site features a short biographical sketch of Washington; text is written at an upper elementary reading level.

"Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others"
Excerpted from The Souls of Black Folk is W. E. B. Du Bois's scathing appraisal of Washington's industrial education.

Up From Slavery
Read online the text of Washington's classic autobiography.

Washington's "Atlanta Compromise"
Read online Washington's most controversial speech as it appeared in the Atlanta Constitution the following day.

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