For The Love Of Wisdom – Booker T Washington – Success

In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.

Booker T Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.


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Photo Credit: Hale Aspacio Woodruff (August 26, 1900 September 06, 1980).

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Listen to Paul Robeson sing Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen here.

Note: During the late sixties the Black students of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ fought a loosing battle to have the new student center named after Paul Robeson from where he graduated. Because of his communist lable from Joseph McCarthy and because of the color of his skin, Rutgers University chose to have no connection with one of its most famous Black students.

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On This Day, February 26, 1962, the US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation.

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On This Day, February 26, 2012, Trayvon Benjamin Martrin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer.