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Boys' Life of Booker T. Washington

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Boys' Life of Booker T. Washington by Walter Clinton Jackson offers a detailed and inspiring account of the life of one of the most influential African American leaders in history. The book provides readers with a comprehensive look at Washington's upbringing, struggles, and ultimate triumphs as he overcame numerous obstacles to become a prominent figure in the fight for civil rights.

Jackson's writing style is engaging and easy to follow, making this biography accessible to readers of all ages. The book provides valuable insight into Washington's character, work ethic, and dedication to improving the lives of African Americans during a time of intense racial discrimination.

Overall, Boys' Life of Booker T. Washington is a compelling and informative read that sheds light on the remarkable accomplishments of a true trailblazer. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the life and legacy of Booker T. Washington.

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Booker T. Washington was one of the first nationally recognized African American leaders after the Civil War. He was born to a slave woman in Virginia, who then took him as a young boy to West Virginia after the emancipation. Booker became a leader in education heading the Tuskegee Institute for more than 30 years and working with other universities. He advocated a moderate approach to elevating the African Americans through education and business, but worked behind the scenes to change discriminatory laws and practices, and became an adviser to the White House. He authored 14 books, and many articles and speeches, including his autobiography, Up from Slavery. - Summary by Larry Wilson


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