Booker T. Washington was given a book because his mother noticed his interest in learning and reading
Booker T. Washington had to work at a young age because his family was very poor and they need the extra income.
Booker T. Washington carried 100 pound sacks around for work at a young age
Him and his mother (Jane Ferguson) lived in a one room cabin with a big fireplace.
In 1872, Washington left home and walked 500 miles to Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute in Virginia.
He took odd jobs to support himself. Washington graduated from Hampton in 1875 with high marks. For a time, he taught at his old grade school in Malden, Virginia, and attended Wayland Seminary in Washington, D.C. In 1879.
He was married to Margaret Murray Washington. He had 3 children. (Portia M. Washington, Ernest Davidson Washington, Booker T. Washington Jr)
He died on November 14, 1915. He was a noted writer and perhaps the most prominent African American leader of his time.