Up from Slavery

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Ranked #19 in Slavery, Ranked #27 in African American Historysee more rankings.

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his personal experiences in working to rise 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 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... more

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Ryan Holiday AuthorBooker T. Washington’s memoir Up from Slavery [is] incredibly moving and inspiring as well. (Source)

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