New Monument To Honor Booker T. Washington

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Renowned educator and statesman Booker T. Washington is being honored with a new monument.

Gov. Joe Manchin and West Virginia State University president Hazo W. Carter Jr. are expected to attend Monday's unveiling at the Booker T. Washington Park in Malden.

The memorial also honors families of African ancestry who encouraged Washington.

Booker T. Washington Memorial Association president Larry L. Rowe said the moment is similar to the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., with inscriptions on all four sides.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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