Aims to put in more definite and permanent form the ideas regarding the negro and his future which the author expressed many times on the public platform and through the press and magazines. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries; Harvard Guide to American History.
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About the Author
Washington was born into slavery to a white father and a slave mother in a rural area in southwestern Virginia. After emancipation, he worked in West Virginia in a variety of manual labor jobs before making his way to Hampton Roads seeking an education. He worked his way through Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University) and attended college at Wayland Seminary. After returning to Hampton as a teacher, in 1881 he was named as the first leader of the new Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.