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HAMILTON: The Life of Booker T. Washington

November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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American Historical Figure
Booker T. Washington

Join EmpowerU and Professor of Political Science at Ashland University, Gregory McBrayer, as he relates the life story of the often overlooked American Historical figure Booker T. Washington.

Professor McBrayer has asked you to read the below two articles on Booker T. Washington before the Class:

Click Here for First Article:  Booker T. Washington The Struggle for an Education
Click Here for Second Article:  Democracy and Education full version

Booker T. Washington was born on April 5, 1865, and became an educator, author, speaker and confidant of U.S. Presidents. Born into slavery, he was a leading voice for civil rights for African Americans.  His voice and message continues to play a fundamental role in the ongoing civil rights debate today.  Gregory McBrayer will paint the picture of the life of Booker T. Washington from being born into slavery, struggling against disenfranchisement and “Jim Crow” laws to mobilizing coalitions of blacks and whites focusing on self-reliance, self- help and the concept of “racial uplift”.

Enjoy learning about this important American historical figure, his personal challenges living in the South immediately after the Civil War and his important contribution to healing the wounds of a nation torn by the war which pit brother against brother.

Do not miss this opportunity to hear from this amazing speaker who is passionate and knowledgeable about this subject and genuinely cares about true American History!

Speaker Bio:

Gregory A. McBrayer, assistant professor of political science and director of the core curriculum, joined Ashland University in 2017.  He teaches courses in political philosophy and international relations.  Prior to coming to Ashland, he was an assistant professor at Morehead State University, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University, and a visiting assistant professor at Gettysburg College.

He has published articles in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy and Kentron: Revue Pluridisciplinaire du Monde Antique, as well as reviews in Interpretation, The Journal for Hellenic Studies, The American Journal of Islamic Social Science, and Political Science Quarterly.  He is the author (with Mary Nichols and Denise Schaeffer) of Plato’s Euthydemus (Focus, 2011) and is the editor of Xenophon: The Shorter Writings (Cornell, forthcoming).

We look forward to seeing you at several EmpowerU events throughout the semester!

Register to Attend Virtual Class:  https://form.jotform.com/212443198069157

Register to Attend in Person:  https://form.jotform.com/212443110124133


Jill Gugel


November 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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