1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Washington, Booker Taliaferro

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WASHINGTON, BOOKER TALIAFERRO (c. 1859-1915), American negro teacher and reformer (see 28.344), died at Tuskegee, Ala., Nov. 14 1915, as the result of a breakdown due to overwork. His last public address was delivered on Oct. 25 before the national conference of Congregational churches in New York City. At Tuskegee he was succeeded by Robert R. Moton. He was the author of My Larger Education: Being Chapters From My Experience (1911) and The Man Farthest Down; a Record of Observation and Study in Europe (1912).

See D. F. Riley, Life of Booker T. Washington (1916).