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Born and raised a slave, Booker T. Washington rose from subjugation to become the voice of post-Reconstruction black America.

In his 1901 autobiography, Washington chronicles more than forty years of his life, from his childhood on a Virginia plantation to founding an Alabama school for freedmen and minorities. At the heart of Washington’s teachings were the inspiring qualities he himself possessed in order to climb: self-reliance, hard work, perseverance, and a passion for education.

Up from Slavery is critical, insightful reading for understanding the African American experience at the turn of the twentieth century.

Revised edition: Previously published as Up from Slavery, this edition of Up from Slavery (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

Public Domain (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Harry Shrell
  • 19-06-2021

incredible

This book should be required reading for every high school freshman in the country.

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  • tech investigator
  • 15-02-2021

Should be read by every American

Other than name recognition, I didn’t really know much about Booker T Washington, that is sad. After listening to this book I now think he is one of the truly great American heroes.

Should be read by every American and his name should be held with the same esteem and reverence as Dr. King.

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  • mgp1355
  • 03-10-2020

A man ahead of his time

This man was wise beyond his years. Proof that hard work, determination and grit can accomplish any goal in life. His story really stood out to me. I would recommend this to anyone.

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  • JM
  • 29-09-2020

This book must be read..

The title says it all.. It offers amazing perspective, and is extraordinary in its honesty.

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  • BJJ Neophyte
  • 25-09-2020

Everyone should read this book

This man's story is essential. In 2020 everybody needs to hear this. I don't know if kids still learn about him in school, but growing up, I think I only had maybe one lesson about him and W.E.B. DuBois. Teach your kids about Booker T. Washington.

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