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Booker T. Washington Quotes (Author of Up from Slavery)
Booker T. Washington Quotations
There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed. There is a certain class of race problem-solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public. The happiest people are those who do the most for others.
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Booker T. Washington was an author, speaker and advisor to a number of Presidents of the United States of America. Washington was an African-American leader who is fondly remembered for his tireless work for the betterment of his people. When he was nine, Booker T. Washington and his family gained freedom under the Emancipation Proclamation. After working first in a salt furnace and later in a coal mine, Booker was determined to get a full education. In he enrolled at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute now Hampton University , working as a janitor to help pay his expenses.
Booker Taliaferro Washington April 5, — November 14, was an American political leader, educator and author of African ancestry, most famous for his tenure as President of Tuskegee University — Read Booker T. Washington biography. Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. Tags: Character , circumstances , makes , man.