(ca. 1856/581915). B. near Hale's Ford, Franklin Co., Virginia; his mother was a slave; studied at Hampton (Virginia) Institute; taught school 2 yrs. at Malden, W. Virginia; studied at Wayland Sem., Washington, D. C. taught at Hampton Institute 1879; organized and was principal of Tuskegee (Alabama) Normal and Industrial Institute; promoted educ. and elevation of African-Americans. Works include Up from Slavery; The Story of the Negro.
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