Mercer University professor Chester Fontenot examines the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington. Fontenot talks about Washington’s early years at Tuskegee University and looks at his ideological platform which encouraged African Americans to establish their own economic base. While Washington helped create many institutions for African Americans, such as the National Negro Business League, he also had opposition to his ideas, both during his lifetime and since. Fontenot also compares the ideas and tactics of Booker T. Washington and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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