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Booker T. Washington’s 1901 autobiography can be read as a redemption story echoing many similar voices of its time. Starting from the humiliation he experienced as a slave, he ponders the meaning of identity in a situation that seeks to dehumanize. He furthers his story by expanding on his difficulties in obtaining an education and the need for change in our minds as well as societal structures.

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  • Donald Naylor
  • 03-07-2020

Critical reading in 2020

I selected this Audible version due to the narrator's powerful and clear voice.

This should be required reading and at least a semester devoted to mining the great truths this former slave discovered in his amazingly productive and impactful life. Had his sage example and advice to both races been heeded, we would not be facing the racial issues we have today.

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  • whatsup
  • 11-01-2021

Must read

Great examples of humanity and how to lift up a race to equality as apposed to tearing down to the same level.

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  • Stephen Philbrick
  • 24-12-2020

wonderful

Loved this story of a remarkable man who ought to be an inspiration to all, regardless of race.

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  • Fred Fanning
  • 29-10-2020

Great Autobiography

This is a very informative and inspirational autobiography. I listened to the audible version. I was amazed that any man could come from slavery and no education to the heights of Mr. Washington. His life experiences give us all hope that hard work and dedication to our goals can lead to success. His legacy of the Tuskegee Institute is an unbelievable accomplishment and we should all be proud of the work he and others did to build this institution. I found the book very informative and entertaining. I think others will find the book well worth their time to listen to on audible.

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