Booker T Washington
Booker T. Washington had several different qualities that made him a great leader. The first quality is that he was very charismatic. People from all over would follow Booker and listen to what he had to say. He gained a lot of attention at his Atlanta Address of 1895 where he tried to get southern whites and black slaves to work together. The black slaves would listen to the political white views and in exchange get to work weekly and get a basic education. After this is when he became a main leader for African Americans and their movement while also drawing the attention of politicians and philanthropist. Pragmatism was another quality that Booker possessed. He always tried to take what he was preaching and connect it to the real world. He always stated that the best way for African Americans to get equality is through education so he teamed up with several wealthy philanthropists who helped him fund thousands of small schools to help educate blacks in the south. Even after he died these efforts still went on to try and influence people to become more intellectual.
Booker preached that blacks should accept that they were inferior to whites. He told
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