No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

Booker T. Washington

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856–November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African American community and of the contemporary black elite.

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