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May 11, 1999
| ISBN 9780679640141
Jun 11, 1999
| ISBN 9780679640165
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May 11, 1999 | ISBN 9780679640141
Jun 11, 1999 | ISBN 9780679640165
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeIn 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.
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThe Black educator documents his struggle for freedom and self-respect and his fight to establish industrial training programs.
Booker T. Washington (1856–1915) was born a slave on a Virginia farm. Later freed, he headed and developed the Tuskegee Institute and became a leader in education. Widely considered a spokesman for his people, he emphasized social concern in three books… More about Booker T. Washington
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