Up from Slavery, 1/e

Up from Slavery, 1/e

Author(s)           Booker T Washington

This autobiography begins with Booker's recollection of his birth in Franklin County, Virginia. After Emancipation in 1865, he helped his poverty-stricken parents by working in the salt mines and the coalmines of West Virginia. He wanted to go to school so badly that at the age of 16, he walked over two hundred miles to attend school at the Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia. He became a teacher, because he was convinced that only through education could his race rise up from the burdens of slavery. He first taught in his hometown, then at the Hampton Institute, and finally at the Tuskegee Institute which he himself founded. He died at the age of 59 on November 14, 1915 in Tuskegee.

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