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Should Washington State's flag be redesigned to have Booker T. Washington's likeness instead of George Washington?
Booker T. Washington's legacy, like George Washington's, is also contentious.
Booker T. Washington's opinions on the need for black Americans to uplift themselves and preference for compromise with whites are no longer in favor with many.
Washington’s “Atlanta Compromise” is nowadays deemed as a
and a sell-out because "it accepted segregation, and argued against black political agitation".
While no historical figure is perfect, it would be a big symbolic gesture to celebrate an African-American and his achievements.