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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

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7 Hours 59 Minutes


January 2016

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Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools-most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama-to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. (Summary from Wikipedia)

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  • Steve R

    I love this book, but the narrator was so hard to understand I didn't make it more than several minutes into the book when I had to stop.

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  • Unique C

    Oh wow, oh wow! What an excellent read. This should be required reading for all Americans regardless of skin color.

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