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, and orator. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the primary leader in the African-American community and of the contemporary Black elite.

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