VA#3 Booker T. Washington National Monument

From Slave Cabin to The Hall of Fame

12130 Booker T. Washington Hwy
Hardy, VA



Coaster Card Answers

Question 1

A1: His passions included reading, learning, education, and teaching. To fulfill his passions he studied at the Hampton Institute in Virginia and helped found the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama

Question 2

A2: In its second year, when The Tuskegee Institute moved from a church building to an abandoned plantation, Booker T. Washington had his students literally build their own school. The students made the bricks, constructed classrooms, barns and outbuildings. They also grew their own crops and raised livestock.

Question 3

A1: Booker T. Washington was the first African-American on a US Postage stamp; he was the first African-American to be invited to dinner as a guest at the White House; he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1945; and he was on the front of the 1948 half-dollar coin.


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