Our Mission

In the spirit of Booker T. Washington, one of America’s great activists for education, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance, this project uses detailed data analysis to uncover what really causes prosperity and its opposite: poverty. The Booker T. Washington Initiative proposes to redefine the debate on poverty, wellbeing, and opportunity, debunking the idea that taxation, government programs, and invasive policy solutions can truly help our nation’s poor to escape their burdens.

“An efficient education system will produce a highly trained, skilled and innovative workforce. These are the essential elements necessary for the development of a free, strong and independent society.”
Booker T. Washington

OUR Staff

Dr. Richard A Johnson III