Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915), American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States was a dominant leader in the African-American community. The Booker T. Washington National Monument hosts the site Booker called home as a young boy from 1856-1865.
We encourage you to spend time learning about Booker's early days on the Burroughs' Farm, go inside his replicated house, smokehouse and tobacco barn, enjoy living history reenactments, view the movie MEASURE OF A MAN about his life, hike the park trails, call on the live farm animals, explore the gardens, picnic on site and shop in the gift store. Your contributions of time and curiosity boost the passion we have for keeping this treasure a lively and interactive experience.
The mission of the Friends is to support the preservation of Booker T. Washington National Monument through volunteerism, financial support, advocacy and increased community involvement. To promote public awareness and appreciation of the legacy of Booker T. Washington.
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