Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.

Booker T. Washington
Up From Slavery*


Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Despite being born into slavery, Washington became the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants. Washington was a key advocate for African-American businesses and was a founder of the National Negro Business League.

*Washington’s second best-selling autobiography, Up From Slavery, was published in 1901.