Friday, April 7, 2017

Booker T. Washington Stamp Issued, 1940

April 7, 1940, the Post Office released a 10-cent stamp featuring Booker T. Washington, American author, educator, orator and adviser to presidents. Washington was born a slave on April 5, 1856, on the 207-acre farm of James Burroughs in Virginia. He died in 1915 in Tuskegee, Alabama. He was the founder of the Tuskegee Institute, a black school that was established to train teachers.

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