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  • Its time to channel Booker T. Washington, who was born a slave, wrote concisely about black America and collaborated with white philanthropists to help right Americas wayward ship: "If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams."

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  • He vigorously dusted, swept and wiped three times, he writes, and when the teacher could not find a speck with her handkerchief, she admitted him to the school.

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