Booker T. Washington
The National Business League—which was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1900—has unveiled an initiative that aims to digitize one million Black-owned businesses by 2028.
An African-American first appeared on a U.S. postage stamp in 1940—the first of several memorable stamps to feature Black people.
Since 1940, the United States Postal Service has paid homage to the countless achievements made by African-American men and women through stamps that immortalize those individuals who had an impact on this country’s history. Now Robert Robinson Taylor (pictured), the first academically trained black architect in the U.S. and, coincidentally, the great-grandfather of Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, will be […]
Celebrated African-American educator, author, speaker, and Republican presidential adviser Booker T. Washington (pictured) was known for his ability to communicate freely across the heavily divided racial lines in the Deep South — sometimes drawing the ire of fellow Black leaders in the North. Born in to slavery in 1856, Washington made education a top priority and eclipsed […]
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