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Washington's Broad Economic Influence on African-American Life and History

Michael B. Boston

in The Business Strategy of Booker T. Washington

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034737
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038193 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034737.003.0007
Washington's Broad Economic Influence on African-American Life and History

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This chapter outlines Washington's influence on African-American life and history. The chapter argues that Washington certainly publicly championed business formation and development more than any other African-American. Washington institutionalized his ideas with the creation and development of the Tuskegee Institute, the Negro Farmers' Conference, and the NNBL. The chapter highlights the criticism by W. E. B. Du Bois, another African-American leader of Washington's business philosophy, and the views of other authors to determine the significant contribution made by Washington to African-American life.

Keywords: African-American life; business formation; Tuskegee Institute; business philosophy; W. E. B. Du Bois; criticism; Booker T. Washington

Chapter.  5819 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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