Character Matters: The Life of Booker T. Washington

Arguably one of the greatest American educators of all time, Booker T. was born a slave and overcame incredible hardships to gain an education that led to the founding of almost 4000 schools over time, including renown Tuskegee University

Caring Friends, Inc. sponsors essay contests in middle school, high schools and Universities that focus on how embracing the character qualities of Booker T could inspire a student to face and overcome their own challenges.

Two winning essays in an August 2015 contest with Texas Southern University students illustrate how his life and principles are meaningful and motivating today.  Download and read these winning essays here.


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