Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Paperback)

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

In Up from Slavery, Washington recounts the story of his life—from slave to educator. The early sections deal with his upbringing as a slave and his efforts to get an education. Washington details his transition from student to teacher, and outlines his own development as an educator and founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. In the final chapters of Up From Slavery, Washington describes his career as a public speaker and civil rights activist.

About the Author

Booker T. Washington
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679640141
ISBN-10: 0679640142
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: May 11th, 1999
Pages: 240
Language: English