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“The education I received at Hampton was but a small part of what I learned there.
I learned to love and read the Bible.”
–Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington, American Hero

One of the sadly forgotten parts of Black History is that so many of its heroes and heroines from the days gone by were solid, and unapologetic, Christians.  Thus, it was possible for African Americans of those days to do a lot with less, as they leaned upon God and the Bible to make solid progress in a variety of endeavors.

Booker T. Washington was one of the more noteworthy heroes worthy of note.  And, yes, there is a small, power packed work that celebrates his life and accomplishments.  “Booker T. Washington: American Hero” is its name (2015, 40 pages, The Booker T. Washington Society).  It is also important to note that the work is also available through Amerisearch Inc., which is maintained by William J. Federer, author and host of the “Faith in History” TV series.

“Booker T. Washington: American Hero” provides a great thumb nail introduction of this legend.  It examines his humble upbringing, his quest to become educated at a difficult time in our nation’s history, and his building of the famed Tuskegee Institute–literally–brick by brick.

“What we should do in all our schools is to turn out fewer job seekers,
And more job-makers.”
–Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington, American Hero

“Booker T. Washington: American Hero” provides quotes, details, and inspiration in an easy-to-read, compact format.  It may be obtained from your favorite electronic bookseller, through The Booker T. Washington Society or through Amerisearch Inc.  It is one of those works that will become a family hand-me-down, in the quest to continue to examine and learn from history.

Mike Ramey is a Minister, Reviewer and Syndicated Columnist who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He brings current and lesser-known titles to light to re-kindle a love for reading and thinking in a sea of modern technology.  Feel free to reach him via email at manhoodline@yahoo.com.  © 2018, 2019 Barnstorm Communications.

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