Up From SlaveryBook - 1986
In Up from Slavery , Washington recounts the story of his life--from slave to educator. The early sections deal with his upbringing as a slave and his efforts to get an education. Washington details his transition from student to teacher, and outlines his own development as an educator and founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. In the final chapters of Up From Slavery , Washington describes his career as a public speaker and civil rights activist.
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Things that impressed me from this book:
* Booker's firm belief that merit would be recognized and rewarded. He considered this a great universal truth and a consolation for the persecuted. He considered this principle a key to improving racial relations.
*To expand on the above thought, he tho... Read More »
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