THE BALLAD OF BOOKER T. by Langston Hughes Old Booker T. was a practical man. He said till the soil Learn from the land. Let down your buckets where they are. In your own backyard there could be a star. Train your head your heart and hand To help yourself and your fellow man. Thus Booker T. built a school With rock-learning there And the workmen’s tool. 1. Based on this poem, was Langston Hughes in favor of or opposed to Washington’s idea of the “Atlanta Compromise”? Explain.