The Story of My Life and Work (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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In the summer of 1899, Booker T. Washington visited Europe to rest from his demanding schedule. Yet everywhere he turned, he encountered French and American scholars, politicians, businessmen, abolitionists, and average citizens eager to hear him tell the story of his life.  The former slave had earned a college degree, taught at the black freedman college Hampton Institute, gained a national reputation touring the country as an educational lecturer, founded a successful industrial college for African ...

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In the summer of 1899, Booker T. Washington visited Europe to rest from his demanding schedule. Yet everywhere he turned, he encountered French and American scholars, politicians, businessmen, abolitionists, and average citizens eager to hear him tell the story of his life.  The former slave had earned a college degree, taught at the black freedman college Hampton Institute, gained a national reputation touring the country as an educational lecturer, founded a successful industrial college for African Americans, received an honorary degree from Harvard, and delivered a single speech that was heard across the country and which transformed Americans understanding of their racial problems.  This is his life story.

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Born a slave on a small farm in the Virginia backcountry, Booker T. Washington went on to found Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama. He secured his influence by delivering The Atlanta Compromise Address before the Cotton States Exposition in 1895 and went on to found the National Negro Business League. He was an advisor to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.

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  • Posted April 7, 2009

    Very good

    Many do not know enough about Booker T Washington and this book will help them understand this man

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