Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington
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Date Added: 2001-02-28
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By carolyn leslie on April 11, 2008
Up From Slavery is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. It shows the srength of one black slave, Booker T., who rises from the grasps of poverty to become one of the most celebrated African spokesmen in industrial history. Washington with his primary focus on economic development for the African American is driven, dedicated and directed at teaching his people how to survive using industrial skills in a "white" world of segregation. He encourages his people to rise up, and he appeases white patrons by keeping the African Americans "seperate". He brings Tuskegee Institute to the top totem pole of recognition. I challenge every reader of this review to read "Up From Slavery. You will be glad you did!