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Booker T. Washington: A Resource Guide

Booker T. Washington was an African-American leader, educator, and author. This guide provides access to digital materials related to Washington from the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with Booker T. Washington. Washington founded the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in 1881, which later became Tuskegee University. On September 18, 1895, Washington attracted national attention when he delivered the Atlanta Compromise Address before the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. This guide provides access to selected Library of Congress digital and print resources as well as links to external websites on Booker T. Washington.