MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Portrait of Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in 1856. Founding the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama and publishing Up from Slavery, Washington was among the most influential people of his time.

Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographic Division, LC-USZ62-49568

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI