Albert Irvin Cassell (1895-1969) prominent architect and Howard University professor and department head, designed buildings for Howard University, Morgan State University, and Virginia Union University. In addition, he designed and built civic structures for the State of Alabama and the District of Columbia.
In the autumn of 1901, Booker T. Washington, the great educator, author, and orator, was on a speaking tour. In Mississippi, he received a telegram from President Theodore Roosevelt. (President William McKinley had been assassinated less than two months before, an event which led to Roosevelt being sworn in as President.) The telegram asked Washington [&hellip
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery.
Mini Bio of George Washington Carver, who was born into slavery in 1861 near Diamond Grove, Mo and left when he was 10 to acquire an education. After becoming the Tuskegee Normal institutes director of agricultural research in 1896, he devoted his time to research projects aimed at helping Southern farmers improve their economic situation.