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Chapters 5-8 of Up from Slavery
Questions for chapters 5-8 of Up From Slavery
Terms in this set (21)
What are the Reconstruction period years according to Booker Washington?
Two ideas that were in the minds of the blacks to achieve
A craze to learn Greek and Latin and a desire to hold a political office
Which two jobs did some blacks gravitate to thinking it to be an easy job?
Preachers and teachers
Why did Southerners fear having black men in political office?
They felt that they would make tremendous mistakes like some of them had made during the reconstruction period
How was the school in Washington D.C. different from the Hampton Institute?
The surroundings were much more comfortable and so many of the students did not want to work in the country.
What was a significant problem with some of the class of blacks in Washington D.C.?
They depended on the government too much to help them out and did not have much ambition
Why didn't Booker T. Washington enter the political arena?
He thought he could be of more valuable service in another area
What experiment did they try at Hampton Institute?
To educate Indian braves
What did General Armstrong ask Booker T. to take charge of at Hampton Institute?
the night school for students who couldn't afford day school
What was the black belt?
Parts of the South where blacks outnumbered the white
What school did General Armstrong ask Booker T. Washington to head?
What was the problem with Tuskegee Institute when Booker first arrived?
There was no land or buildings for the school
When did Booker T. Washington arrive in Tuskegee?
What was life like on the plantation for those near Tuskegee?
They lived in one room, ate fat meat and cornbread and raised cotton
Why did some whites in Tuskegee oppose the school?
They felt that after being educated, the blacks would leave their farms
What woman came to teach at Tuskegee Institute that later became his wife?
Miss Olivia A. Davidson
Who were two men that helped Booker T. Washington significantly with the Tuskegee Institute?
Mr. Adams and Mr. Campbell
Why did many of the students at Tuskegee Institute want to get an education?
To avoid working with their hands
From whom did Booker T. Washington get a loan of $250 to buy land for Tuskegee Institute?
General J.F.B. Marshall
Why didn't some of the students want to help Booker T. Washington clear land to grow crops?
They thought it beneath them
How did Booker T. Washington change the minds of students about clearing the land?
He led by example.