What an amazing life! Born a slave, Booker T. Washington overcame some of the greatest obstacles any man ever faced. Poverty, ignorance, hard labor and prejudice stood like mountains in Booker’s path. But through faith, hard work and an unbreakable will he conquered every obstacle. He struggled to support himself and fought for an education. Before his story ended he had educated thousands of other disadvantaged young people and was the undisputed leader of his race. Booker T. Washington, the slave boy who grew up to be a national hero and a friend of presidents and kings. His story will challenge and inspire young people of all ages.