BOOKER T WASHINGTON
the founder and principal of the Tuskegee, Alabama, Normal Industrial Institute, was born at Hale’s Ford Postoffice, Franklin County, Virginia, about 1856 or 1857. At the age of nine he went with his mother and the rest of the family to Malden, Kanawba County, West Virginia. Here he attended the common schools until 1872. In the Fall of that year he left Malden and proceeded to Hampton Institute, at Hampton, Virginia. His means were scanty, but he thought he had money enough to reach that place. Upon his arrival at Richmond, he found himself minus enough to pay for a night’s lodging. He took the next best, shelter under a sidewalk. Next morning he got employment in helping to unload a vessel, thus ……..