I had the honor and pleasure of enjoying a wonderful conversation with author Paulette Davis-Horton, creator of the book “Death in 60 Days: Who Silenced Booker T. Washington?” – A Nurse’s View
When I thought about how Booker T. Washington died when she posed the question to me, I, like so many others before me, didn’t have a clue! This made me understand how important the work of Ms. Davis-Horton was as she took the time to tediously research this mystery by taking the time to pound the pavement to interview older Pastors and relevant connected people who could have shed any light on what really happened to Booker T. Washington in his last hours here on this earth.
After listening to the process in which she discovered what happened to this great man, you will realize the irony in the saying that “The Truth Is Always Stranger Than Fiction!”
Here is a brief synopsis on the actual book:
This book traces the last days of the life of Booker T. Washington, Founder of Tuskegee Institute now known as Tuskegee University.He was on vacation in Mobile, Alabama from Sept. 18, 1915 through Oct. 1, 1915 where he relaxed, fished and hunted.
On October 17, 1915 he made his last speech to the student body on the importance of teamwork. His last public appearance was in New Haven, CT. on Oct. 25, 1915. A week later while in New York the newspapers reported that he had a nervous breakdown and was aging rapidly.
The hospital record dated November 1, 1915 stated that he had no mental symptoms.
After reviewing all the documentation using various sources, a professional nurse will show that Booker T. Washington was the victim of a cleverly planned assassination. Additionally, the death of this leader is associated with the 40 year Tuskegee Syphilis Study. This book is very thought provoking and interesting.
It will make you want to look deeper into the story.
The reader will see how this great leader enjoyed a restful vacation along the Gulf Coast and within 60 days he was dead and buried. His death changed the course of American history. See if you can figure out “WHO SILENCED BOOKER T. WASHINGTON?’
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