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Up From Slavery: An Autobiography (version 2)

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In this powerful autobiography, Booker T. Washington shares his incredible journey from slavery to becoming one of the most influential African American leaders of his time. His perseverance, determination, and dedication to education shine through in every page.

Washington's honesty and humility make this book a compelling read, as he shares both his successes and failures along the way. His message of self-reliance and hard work is inspiring and serves as a reminder of the importance of education and personal responsibility.

The book provides valuable insight into the struggles and challenges faced by African Americans during the Reconstruction era, as well as the hope and optimism that Washington believed could lead to progress and equality. His story is one of resilience and triumph, and serves as a testament to the power of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.

Overall, "Up From Slavery" is a must-read for anyone interested in African American history, civil rights, and the power of education to uplift individuals and communities. Washington's story is a timeless and important reminder of the strength of the human spirit and the potential for positive change in even the most difficult circumstances.

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Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington sharing his personal experience of having to work to rise up 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 Institute, to his work establishing the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to help black people learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and Native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students.

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - June 16, 2015
Subject: memoir
Once one gets past 1 or 2 chapters each read by loose dentures, accents, missed words, speed reading and finally some good readers then one can try to concentrate on the content. An amazing man trying to balance on a deadly fence while accomplishing incredible feats in a time in history of the transition of an entire race of people.

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