Up from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions)

By | November 27, 2017
Up from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions) Author Booker T. Washington
ISBN-10 0486287386
ISBN-13 9780486287386
Year 1995-10-04
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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Born in a Virginia slave hut Booker T Washington 18561915 rose to become the most influential spokesman for African Americans of his day In this eloquently written book he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments In simply written yet stirring passages he tells of his impoverished childhood and youth the unrelenting struggle for an education early teaching assignments his selection in 1881 to head Tuskegee Institute and more A firm believer in the value of education as the best route to advancement Washington disapproved of civil rights agitation and in so doing earned the opposition of many black intellectuals Yet he is today regarded as a major figure in the struggle for equal rights one who founded a number of organizations to further the cause and who worked tirelessly to educate and unite African Americans

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