Time To Remember
April 5th is the recognized birth date of Booker T. Washington. April 5th, 2006 marks the 150th anniversary of that birth. It is on this auspicious occasion that we wish to announce the Booker T. Washington Inspirational Network (BTWIN) founded by Gloria Jackson JD, great grand-daughter of Booker T. Washington.
The goal of the Booker T. Washington Inspirational Network is to form an alliance of thinkers, writers, speakers, ministers, artists, entertainers and others committed to the vision and ideals of Booker T. Washington.
We believe that the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington have been too long overlooked and even misrepresented, to the detriment of our great nation. Entire generations know little or nothing of his accomplishments, his vision or his message. Others think they know but, unfortunately, have been presented a distorted image and often perpetuate that distorted image. We believe it is time to change that.
This blog will print articles, and messages by and about Booker T. Washington, and allow discussion of these. We hope that the discussion will be positive and uplifting.
Happy Birthday Booker Taliaferro Washington may the people you lived and gave your life for learn and understand the power in your message:
I will allow no man to drag me down so low as to make me hate him. No race can hate another without itself being narrowed and hated. Character, not circumstances, makes the man.
You may fill your heads with knowledge or skillfully train your hands, but unless it is based upon high, upright character, upon a true heart, it will amount to nothing. You will be no better than the most ignorant.
The man who has learned to do something better than anyone else, has learned to do a common thing in an uncommon manner, is the man who has a power and influence that no adverse circumstances can take from him.
Please take time to visit the BTWIN Website at: booker-t-washington.com