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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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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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A must read. Extremely current. Valuably poignant

Up from Slavery has been in my reading list for a few years. I wanted to read it because it felt I had a responsibility to read it. Now I wish I read it first. Re-reading it in January 2022, I remember when I first read it in high school in 1988. I wonder how much it influenced me then, because it resonates to my core now. I think Booker T Washington was certainly doing more than writing an autobiography. He was carefully, as he did his whole life, advocating for the humanity in all races to manifest daily. His emphasis on hard work, empathy, industry, education, charity, and faith not only epitomize his own life and life’s work but also serve as the template we should emulate today. This is a masterpiece for all time and should be read widely.

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A Brilliant Human

If everyone had the foresight and determination of Mr. Washington. Wow, what could we as a society accomplish!

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incredible

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

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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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This book must be read..

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

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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.