Up From Slavery: The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington

Up From Slavery: The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington

by Booker T. Washington
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Up From Slavery: The Autobiography of Booker T. Washington by Booker T. Washington

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. His educational philosophy stresses combining academic subjects with learning a trade (something which is reminiscent of the educational theories of John Ruskin). Washington explained that the integration of practical subjects is partly designed to reassure the white community as to the usefulness of educating black people.

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ISBN-13: 9781494802127
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community.

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