Schedule of Events

      Day 1 - Arrive - Welcome Dinner & Cruise for Ambassador Scholars & parents
      Day 2 - Values - Booker T.'s Place in History
      Day 3 - Vision - Focus on the Future
      Day 4 - Depart - Farewell

Invited Speakers

Harry Alford, President, National Black Chamber of Commerce
La Shawn Barber,Washington DC Columnist & Blogger, La Shawn's Corner
Richard B. Boddie, President & Founder, The Motivators
Niger Innis, National Spokesman, Congress of Racial Equality
Rebecca Hagelin, Vice President, Heritage Foundation & Author: Home Invasion
Gloria Y. Jackson, Great-granddaughter of Booker T Washington
Stephanie J. Jones, Exec. Director, National Urban League Policy Institute
Julie Kantor, Exec. Director, Nat'l Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
Carl B. Mack, Exec. Director, National Society of Black Engineers
Marc Morial, President, The Urban League
Star Parker, Author & Pres., Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education
Lawrence C. Patrick III, President & CEO, Black Alliance for Educational Options
Hilary O. Shelton, Director, Washington Bureau, NAACP
Shay Riley, Chicago Blogger, Booker Rising
D. Osei Robertson, Professor of Political Science, Bowie State University, MD
Rev. LeRoy Thomas, Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, Dayton Ohio
Lee Walker, Founder & President, The New Coalition, Chicago, Illinois

Sunday, April 2, 2006


10:00 am to 11:00 am
Noon to 6:00 pm

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

(All Day - Ambassador Students & Family Check-in)

Booker T. Washington Society Directors' Meeting
Ambassador Student w/ Family member met at airport

Register, Reception, Welcome Dinner & Cruise
    along the Potomac aboard "The Odyssey" Cruise ship

Monday, April 3, 2006

9:00 am to 9:30 am
9:40 am to 11:30 am
11:40 am to Noon

Photo Session: "Class of 2006" (Group & Individual)
Tour: Black Soldiers of the Civil War Museum
Q & A Session
      Students meet 1-on-1 with Business Leaders


Monday Luncheon
Noon to 1:30 pm

The Values of Booker T:     Economic Prosperity
    "Entrepreneurship as a Path to Equality"
    Featured Speakers:
     Harry Alford, Pres., Nat'l Black Ch. of Commerce
     Niger Innis, Vice Pres., Congress of Racial Equality

1:30 pm to 1:45 pm


Monday Session A
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

The Life of Booker T. Washington
    "His Focus on Character, Education & Ownership"
    Featured Speaker:
     Gloria Y. Jackson, Great-granddaughter of BTW

Monday Session B
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

About Booker T. Washington & WEB DuBois
    Panel: "Understanding Their Perspectives"
    Reginald Jones, Booker T. Washington Society
    Lee Walker, Founder & President, The New Coalition
    D. Osei Robertson, Professor, Bowie State University
    J. Shango, PhD. Candidate, Howard University

4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

    Book Signings

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Legislative Reception - Invited Guests:
    U.S. Representatives from "BTW High School" Districts

Monday Banquet
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Booker T:     Advocate for A Useful Education
    Focus on Science, Technology & Engineering
    Featured Speaker:
    Julie Kantor, Exec. Dir., Nat'l Foundation for Teaching             Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

8:45 am to Noon

Tour: National Air & Space Museum


Tuesday Luncheon
Noon to 1:30 pm

The Enduring Vision of Booker T:    Character Building
     "Honesty, Integrity & Personal Responsibility"
    Featured Speaker:
     Rebecca Hagelin, VP, Heritage Foundation & Author

1:30 pm to 1:45 pm


Tuesday Session A
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Katrina: Going Forward
     "How Does 'Booker T's Way' Relate to Today?"
    Panel Discussion:
    Reginald Jones, Moderator
    Stephanie Jones, *National Urban League Policy Institute
    Star Parker, Nationally Syndicated Columnist & Author
    Hilary O. Shelton, *Director, Washington Bureau, NAACP

Tuesday Session B
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Advancing the Vision of Booker T. Washington
     "Beyond Conflict...From Adversity to Advantage"
     Panel Discussion
   Reginald Jones, Moderator
   La Shawn Barber, Blogger, La Shawn's Corner
   Shay Riley, Chicago Blogger, Booker Rising
   Rev. LeRoy Thomas, Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Ch

4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

    Book Signings
       Rebecca Hagelin, Home Invasion
       Star Parker, Uncle Sam's Plantation, White Ghetto

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Reception & Family Reunion - Special Guests:
    Descendants of Booker T. Washington

Tuesday Banquet
6:30 to 9:00 pm

Birthday Celebration & Awards Banquet
    Richard B. Boddie, Keynote Speaker

    Entertainment by: Miss Rashida Jolley
        Recording Artist & Motivational Speaker

    Presentation of Scholarships & Awards

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

7:30 am to 8:30 am
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Farewell Breakfast
     Ambassadors & Family members depart.