Booker T. Washington was born in rural Virginia April 5, 1856. He grew up a slave. Around the age of nine he was set free by the emancipation proclamation. He dedicated himself not to feeling sorry for himself, but fighting and working to get an education. His autobiography, “Up From Slavery” is an incredible work, […]Read More Booker T. Washington: A Man Who Pulled Himself and Many Others Up From Slavery
On this date in 1858, the famous series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen Douglas began in Illinois. They would debate seven times, one for each congressional district in Illinois. Douglas had served in Congress for 15 years, and was nationally known. Lincoln had no Congressional experience and was a relative mystery. […]Read More Lincoln changed his mind, so can we.