Booker T. Washington was born into slavery but he is one of the most prominent figures in American history - a scholar, educator, writer, and orator. Perhaps this gorgeous home is a symbol of all that he achieved and, as his famous quote goes, the obstacles which he overcame to succeed. The estate is located on the campus of Tuskegee University where Washington served as president of Normal and Industrial Institute. It was completed in 1900 with the help of tradespeople and students. Booker T. Washington lived at this home until his death in 1915.