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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

By: Booker T. Washington
Narrated by: Rodney Louis Tompkins
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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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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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Great read and Very enlightening!

This book/autobiography is an example of how Attitude leads to Altitude! Hard work and great humility pays off and brings great favor! Great read!

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amazing

loved it. recommend to everyone and every American particularly. I wish this was required reading in high school history classes.

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Essential Reading for all Americans

Powerful and wise life lessons. His life proves again the value and potential we all possess. Perhaps he avoided bitterness and resentment because his masters were relatively just and he didn't learn it from his mother

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True American Hero!

This perspective from a former slave should be required reading for all. Booker T Washington overcame immense obstacles working for the advancement of all in a time as divisive as ours. A true American hero!

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Our Experience Listening to “Up From Slavery”

The story was wonderful and inspiring. We now have a new hero…Booker T Washington.
The narrator, however, was stiff and mechanical, which detracted from the book itself and it’s message.
We, who listened to this autobiography will always be in debt to this giant of a man, Mr. Washington.

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Great book

This gave me a perspective that I never thought I would have
Well worth your time Especially if you’re from West Virginia

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mandatory reading for all liberal arts s students.

a perfect book for our divided time. Washington shows what true racial discrimination looks like and the best lifestyle to overcome it.

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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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wonderful

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