A biography of the early years of Booker T. Washington. Born a slave in 1859, he built a monument to education and lived a life that has come to embody its value. When Washington stepped out of the bonds of slavery into the dark years of African Americans’ new freedom, he had little more than a thirst for learning. With his own hands and the helping hands of his students, the Tuskegee Institute was founded. A Vignette Films Production.
11 minutes • Color