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"Up from Slavery" is the autobiography of Booker T. Washington sharing his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, 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.

Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856 – 1915) was an 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. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants.

Contents:

A Slave Among Slaves

Boyhood Days

The Struggle For An Education

Helping Others

The Reconstruction Period

Black Race And Red Race

Early Days At Tuskegee

Teaching School In A Stable And A Hen-House

Anxious Days And Sleepless Nights

A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw

Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie On Them

Raising Money

Two Thousand Miles For A Five-Minute Speech

The Atlanta Exposition Address

The Secret Of Success In Public Speaking

Europe

Last Words

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2018
February 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
179
Pages
PUBLISHER
Madison & Adams Press
SELLER
Bookwire GmbH
SIZE
2
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