10 Facts About Booker T. Washington and Segregation You May Not Know

His Early Life
Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856-Nov. 14, 1915) is known for creating Tuskegee University, delivering the Atlanta Compromise speech, and his public rivalry with W.E.B Dubois. Washington was born to a Black woman and a white plantation owner who has not been named. Between 1856 and 65, Washington moved from Virginia to West Virginia were he began working at the salt furnaces at nine years-old. Washington’s mother taught him to read, inciting a life-long fervor for education.

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Beautiful footage of jellyfish reveal why they’re so awesome

Jellyfish don’t have a brain or a heart or blood and can’t see or hear and yet they’ve managed to stick around in our oceans for 600 million years and have survived five mass extinctions. These drifting blobs are awesome and especially awesome to look at. Deep Look examines why.

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