Birthplace: Franklin County, VA
Graduate of Hampton University, 1875
After the Civil War, Washington worked in salt furnaces and coal mines and attended school part time, until he was able to enter the Hampton Institute in Virginia. After three years at Hampton (1872-75), he instructed, developed, and ran other schools and universities. Under his direction, Today in History
Booker T. National Monument
The National Park Services site concerning Washington's home.
Library of Congress page about Washington.
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