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Booker T. Washington, Andrew Carnegie, William H. Taft, and R. C. Ogden

Booker T. Washington's work to improve African American education led to his association with some of the nation's most powerful and wealthy figures. Here, he poses with education reformer R. C. Ogden, then-senator and future U.S. president William H. Taft, and industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Courtesy of Library of Congress