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North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Booker T. Washington

1856 - 1915

 

— Franklin County —

 
Booker T. Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Booker T. Washington Marker
Inscription.  Born a slave and deprived of any early education, Booker T. Washington became America's foremost black educator of the 20th Century. He was the founder of the Tuskegee Institute where he championed vocational training as a means of self-reliance. A well known orator and writer, he was the advisor to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft on race relations.
 
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducation. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt, the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, and the Virginia Legends Walk series lists.
 
Location. 36° 50.494′ N, 75° 58.416′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker is on Atlantic Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Virginia Legends Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 20, 2010
2. Virginia Legends Walk Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas MacArthur (here, next to this marker); George Washington (here, next to this marker); George S. Patton (here, next to this marker); James Madison (here, next to this marker); Cyrus Hall McCormick (here, next to this marker); Grace Sherwood (a few steps from this marker); John Marshall (a few steps from this marker); Patsy Cline (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on January 30, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on July 28, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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