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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

1856–1915

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(p.87) Booker T. Washington
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Writing Appalachia
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Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0013

Booker T. Washington was born into slavery on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The son of an enslaved woman named Jane, Washington did not know his father, who was probably white. After emancipation, Jane moved with her children to Malden, West Virginia, where her husband, Washington’s stepfather, was employed in the salt works. As a child, Washington worked in the salt furnaces and the coal mines. In 1872, he entered Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute and later matriculated at Wayland Seminary. Washington became the founding leader of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1881....

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