James Lee Dickey: An Analysis of One African-American's Leadership in Jim Crow TexasMain MenuJames Lee Dickey: An Analysis of One African American's Leadership in Jim Crow TexasIntroductionSlave No MoreFreedman after Bondage 1865 - 1955African American LeadershipContenders for the TitleJames Lee DickeyThe Leadership of James Lee DickeyLocations in Dr. James Lee Dickey's StoryGoogle locations for Dr. Dickey's BiographyMaureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3b
1media/BTW Waiting tables.jpg2018-03-30T23:06:54-07:00Maureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3b197015image_header2018-06-01T22:19:27-07:00Maureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3bAfter graduation, Booker T. Washington gained a profound lesson when he worked as a waiter during the warm season in Connecticut. He was a terrible waiter. His white customers berated him and he was demoted to busboy. Instead of blaming rich, racist white folks, he realized his ignorance caused his failure, not the color of his skin. After observing other waiters and asking questions, he regained his position and reaped the reward of larger tips. From this experience, Washington learned that respect is earned through humility and determination and failure can become opportunity. In the future, fellow African Americans would criticize Washington for gracefully accepting admonitions from white people. He considered the criticism unfounded because he believed every person capable of self-improvement.
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1media/1701 Corn Still Green.jpg2018-03-30T22:48:09-07:00Maureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3bBooker T. WashingtonMaureen Gray14Thirsty for knowledgeimage_header2018-06-07T12:43:17-07:00Maureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3b