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Booker T. Washington
Birth date: April 05, 1856
Died: November 14, 1915
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 2 years ago
This is essentially 100+ pages of pamphlet trying to raise funds for his school, and is thus relentlessly optimistic and positive. I think the only things he said he didn't like in the whole book were lynchings and unions.I found Washington as he presents himself here somewhat difficult to relate to...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The Preface, by William Andrews, a scholar of African-American literature, called the 1901 autobiography Up From Slavery "one of the few African-American texts that can be legitimately termed a classic" and its subject, Booker T. Washington, "one of the most controversial figures in African-American...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 44 years ago
I read this book in 2nd or 3rd grade. I can remember the scene: The teacher had spread out a group of biographies on the Willie Harris Elementary school library's table and asked us to chose one to read and do a report on. For whatever reason, I picked up Booker Washington's and enjoyed it. It was p...
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