There are three African-American Washington State flag honors. Just like the official flag of Washington the colours and background are the same. Instead of first president George Washington, we have George Washington Carver, America's most famous botanist. Thanks to his efforts millions of American children enjoy peanut butter sandwiches. Within the wake of Carver's life, you can partially thank that Penuut, butta' jelly song in part to this man.
George Washington Carver was born into bondage in Missouri, and was able to become tour de force in the scientific community, when people of colour were setback with huge challenges from the establishment. And long before Al Gore, this Washington was a steadfast advocate for environmentalism. Carver truly was a diamond among the rough. After all, he was born in Diamond, Missouri.
|Mixed African-American Washington State Flag|
You can compare Booker Washington to the pop-culture comic heroes of Professor X and Magneto, who fought for "mutant rights." Booker was the original wheel chair bound "Professor Xavier" who pushed for coloured rights. Instead of taking on the racist laws directly, Washington advocated for working within the confines of Jim Crow, to slowly earn respect. In contrast, his equivalent "Magneto" would be W.E.B. DuBois. A similar situation arose in the 1960s with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. But it was Dr. King who was like a "Professor X" and Mr. X who was like "Magneto."
Finally a fun African-American Washington State flag, This one is named after Mr. Washington, Denzel. This Washington like Booker used words to inspire, educate, and influence the public. Not directly with speeches and advocacy, but rather within the cinematic arts. Here, our modern day, most famous black Washington is in the uniform of a Union blue soldier during the US Civil War.
The official state flag of Washington for comparison; although he had no direct children these men are some of his best sons born in Washington's country.