Born On This Day ~ April 5 ~ Booker T Washington

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Born: April 5, 1856 (Hale’s Ford, Virginia)
Died: November 14, 1915 (Tuskegee, Alabama)

Famous For/Known For:
Educator and Civil Rights Activist

A Little About Booker T Washington
Born to a slave and an unknown white man.

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Born On This Day ~ January 24 ~ Edith Wharton

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January 24, 1862 (New York City, New York)
Died: August 11, 1937 (Saint-Brice-sous-Foret, France)

Famous For/Known For:
American novelist

A Little About Edith Wharton:
Born Edith Newbold Jones to wealthy parents George Frederic and Lucretia Rhinelander Jones. Continue reading