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Group thinker: Du Bois in Washington, D.C., circa 1911.

5 Leaders of the Harlem Renaissance: W. Du Bois: Architect of the Harlem Renaissance

Bert Williams. You wouldn't know it to look at this picture, but Williams was one of the first, wealthiest and most famous black comedians of his day. Booker T. Washington wrote of Williams: "He has done more for our race than I have. He has smiled his way into people's hearts; I have been obliged to fight my way." And WC Fields said of him, "the funniest man I ever saw – and the saddest man I ever knew."

Today is Bert Williams’ birthday. George Walker and Bert Williams are important figures not only in show business history, but American cultural history, as well. Williams, the more gifted an…

Booker T. Washington is one of my hero's! We all know how Mr. Washington was famous for founding Tuskugee Institute, but In 1872, Booker T. Washington, a former slave, left home and walked 500 miles to Hampton Institute in Virginia. Along the way he took odd jobs to support himself. He convinced administrators to let him attend the school and took a job as a janitor to help pay his tuition at Hampton. (HARD WORK no matter how small creates character on the path to the future.)

Today in Black History, - Booker T. Washington was the first African American to visit the White House for a formal dinner, on a invite from President Theodore Roosevelt in For more info, check out today's notes!

Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907), a mixed-race woman bought her freedom in 1855 for $1200.  Keckley was an accomplished dressmaker and went on ...

Elizabeth Keckley was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist and author in Washington, DC. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Sharon Pratt Kelly, first African American woman mayor a major American city, Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. degree in political science from Howard University in 1965 and a J.D. from the Howard University School of Law in 1968. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc.

Sharon Pratt Kelly, first African American woman mayor a major American city, Washington, D. degree in political science from Howard University in 1965 and a J. from the Howard University School of Law in

Booker T Washington, inventor, scientist, renaissance man, in his Tuskegee University office, 1906

Booker T. Washington in his Tuskegee University office, circa 1906 / Booker T. Washington in his Tuskegee University office, circa 1906

Booker T. Washington Poster

Booker T. Washington Poster

Booker T. Washington (born April 5, 1856) was the founder of Tuskeegee Institute and the leading African American voice at the end of the 19th century. Other leaders such as W.E. B. DuBois disagreed with his accommodationist views. #TodayInBlackHistory

Booker T. Washington (born April was the founder of Tuskeegee Institute and the leading African American voice at the end of the century. Other leaders such as W. DuBois disagreed with his accommodationist views.

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