Booker Washington- Mini Biography

Slave, educator, orator, philosopher. Booker T. Washington is the subject of a mini-biography that provides an overview of the life and achievements of this remarkable man.

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Instructional Ideas

  • After watching the mini-biography, have groups research the philosophies and achievements of other civil rights activists, including W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Ida B. Wells
Pros

  • The video introduces some of the controversies surrounding Washington that can be used as topics for further research
  • Links are provided to a complete biography of Washington, as well as videos about figures like Du Bois, Wells, and Carnegie
Cons

  • The video begins with a short advertisement