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  • Betty A. Burnett

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ~ Booker T. Washington

This was another historical site that I was blessed to tour. Thank the Lord for allowing me to learn more about the history of my people through travels.

Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, and orator. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the primary leader in the African American community and of the contemporary Black elite.

Born into slavery on April 5, 1856, in Hale's Ford, Virginia, a little less than seventeen miles from Booker T. Washington Museum in Rocky Mount, Virginia


One of our uncles was named Booker T., and I believe a cousin was named after the uncle. I never heard who they were named after, but I probably would have named a son “Booker T” because this man was someone to be looked up to for his accomplishments, as an African American.

Hope you enjoyed me sharing my travels. See you next weekend, Lord willing.

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