- Virginia Johnson
Born a slave in Franklin County, Virginia, Booker T. (Taliaferro) Washington went on to become a nationally-known leader and educator. He shared his educational philosophy with U.S. presidents and served as the first president of Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University.
You can learn more about this extraordinary man at a lecture to be given by Robert J. Norrell, author of Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington on Thursday, February 4, 2010, at Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington. This free event is open to the public and part of the University's Great Lives lecture series. Those wishing to read more about Dr. Washington can check these materials from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.