Booker T. Washington

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United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)

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A bad hiring on his recommendation would reflect poorly on the Tuskegee Machine, and his supporters were just as quick to second-guess him as were his opponents.
Du Bois directed research at Atlanta University, Washington ran the Tuskegee Machine.
He was attracted not only to Washington's message of self-help but, because of his dire financial situation, to the money being offered by the Tuskegee machine for favorable propaganda.
But as the Tuskegee Machine geared up by silencing opposition and selling short black civil rights and higher education in return for a separate--and unequal--place in the national polity, Du Bois was brought to recant his congratulations.
Du Bois turned down Washington's offer, and Washington's powerful Tuskegee machine dashed Du Bois's prospective appointment as superintendent of Washington, D.