Educator, Leader, Orator Booker T. Washington 1856 - 1915

April 12, 1915 - New Orleans, LA, U.S. - Magnetic Leader BOOKER T. WASHINGTON in 1895 proposed social separation of the races in speach which excited disagreement among his own people and became known as 'The Atlanta Compromise.' The picture shows him during a speach in New Orleans in 1915. (Credit Image: © KEYSTONE Pictures/