Booker T Washington Repress

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Repress, often viewed as the ability to restrain, prevent, or inhibit. Booker T. Washington had the ability to repress and he definitely used it to his full potential. Washington was born on April 5th, 1856 in Virginia and unfortunately died at the young age of 59 on November 14, 1915. As an African-American educator, author, and orator Washington faced great amounts of scrutiny for his race. Washington graduated college from Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute where he attended while working as a janitor at the school to pay off his tuition. As an African American in the 18th and early 19th centuries racism was at its peak and Washington worked to fix the issues on racism. Growing up poor and having parents who were slaves Washington knows what it is like to be in their shoes and therefore his ideas and beliefs about racism are very sincere. Washington taught at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama throughout his tenure as an educator. This institution is a historic black college known around the globe. As the founder of …show more content…
Washington’s widely renown autobiography, Up from Slavery, displays Washington’s life through the eyes of an african american child running from slavery. Washington’s autobiography displays many major themes including: Education, what it means to be your own person, humility, unity, and reform. Washington’s story displays his own life, starting in the first chapter called, A Slave Among Slaves, and ending with the last called, Last Words. If Booker T. Washington had not lived this world could possibly be worse. Who knows but Washington’s influence on racism could have changed our society as we know it immensely. Washington’s actions definitely have had a positive aspect to the world we live in. Our society would definitely have been worse if Booker T. Washington was not a part of it. Booker T. Washington’s impact on our society is so huge that if you had not lived then seriously I believe this world might still be in a racial

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