Lifting the Veil of Ignorance Monument: Tribute to Booker T Washington
A photo of the "Lifting the Veil of Ignorance" Monument featuring Booker T. Washington. The monument is located at Tuskegee University and was unveiled and dedicated in front of 100,000 African-Americans on April 15, 1922.
Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.