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Congestive heart failure, aggravated by hypertension and a blood pressure more than twice than normal.
Booker T. Washington was a leader in the African-American community. He was an author, teacher and adviser to two United States Presidents.
Yes. Booker T. Washington is a muckraker, but I prefer to call him a reformer of the Progressive Era.
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."
her name was Jane
John and Amanda
Amanda and James
Washington was married 3 times 1- Fannie .N Smith summer 1882 1 girl Portia M Washington .Fannie died May 1884. 2- Olivia A Davidson 1885 2 sons Booker T Washington Jr & Ern…est Davidson Washington . She died 1889 3- Margaret James Murray 1889 no kids but help raised Washington's kids . Murray outlived [lived longer] Washington and died 1925 . Washington died 1915.
Booker t Washington was fighting for the equality of all blacks
Portia M. Washington,Booker T. Washington,Ernest D. Washington
Booker T. Washington received his honorary degree at Harvard University.
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. … Jane named her son Booker Taliaferro but later dropped the second name. Booker gave himself the surname "Washington" when he first enrolled in school. Sometime after Booker's birth, his mother was married to Washington Ferguson, a slave. A daughter, Amanda, was born to this marriage. James, Booker's younger half-brother, was adopted. Booker's elder brother, John, was also the son of a White man. Booker spent his first nine years as a slave on the Burroughs farm. In 1865, his mother took her children to Malden, West Virginia, to join her husband, who had gone there earlier and found work in the salt mines. At age nine, Booker was put to work packing salt. Between the ages of ten and twelve, he worked in a coal mine. He attended school while continuing to work in the mines. In 1871, he went to work as a houseboy for the wife of Gen. Lewis Ruffner, owner of the mines.