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Mr. Washington discussed the origin of his name in his autobiography, Up From Slavery:

When he began to attend the newly opened school for blacks in his town (Malden, West Virginia), he was embarrassed that he only had one name - Booker, by which he had been called throughout childhood - whereas most of the other kids had more than one. Quoting Washington, "When I heard the school-roll called, I noticed that all of the children had at least two names, and some of them indulged in what seemed to me the extravagance of having three. I was in deep perplexity, because I knew that the teacher would demand of me at least two names, and I had only one."

To resolve the issue, Booker called himself "Booker Washington" when asked by the teacher what his full name was. When he later learned that his mother had given him the name "Booker Taliaferro," he lengthened "Booker Washington" to the full and famous "Booker T. Washington."

He reflected, "I think there are not many men in our country who have had he privilege of naming themselves in the way that I have."
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Why is Booker T Washington famous?

r T. Washington was born into slavery, but freed as a child. He became educated, and was one of the first black men to promote education among the African-American population.

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How did Booker t Washington get out of slavery?

Booker T. Washington and his family were freed by Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. He later wrote about it in his famous book "Up From Slavery."

How did Booker t Washington get his name?

Mr. Washington discussed the origin of his name in his autobiography, Up From Slavery: When he began to attend the newly opened school for blacks in his town (Malden, West V

Did Booker T Washington marry?

Booker T. Washington had three wives: Fannie Smith, Olivia  Davidson, and Margaret Murray. Fannie gave Washington one child and  died. Olivia gave Washington two children an

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His first wife was Fannie N. Smith, they had one child Portia M. Washington. His second wife was Olivia A. Davidson, they had two kids Booker T. Washington, and Ernest D. Wash

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Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was one of the most influential (and controversial) African Americans in history. Teaching African Americans to use education to promote econo
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Why did Booker T Washington name the University Tuskegee?

Born April 5, 1856, in Franklin County, Virginia, Booker Taliaferro  was the son of an unknown White man and Jane, an enslaved cook of  James Burroughs, a small planter.