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Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments. In simply written yet stirring passages, he tells of his impoverished childhood and youth, the unrelenting struggle for an education, early teaching assignments, his selection in 1881 to head Tuskegee Institute, and more.

A firm believer in the value of education as the best route to advancement, Washington disapproved of civil-rights agitation and in so doing earned the opposition of many black intellectuals. Yet, he is today regarded as a major figure in the struggle for equal rights, one who founded a number of organizations to further the cause and who worked tirelessly to educate and unite African-Americans.

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Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition.

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Vividly recounting Washington's life--his childhood as a slave, struggle for education, founding and presidency of the Tuskegee Institute, and meetings with the country's leaders, this book reveals the conviction he held that the black man's salvation lay in education, industriousness and self-reliance.

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9780486287386
Author:
Washington, Booker T.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
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Dover Thrift Editions
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New York :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Tuskegee institute
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Educators -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Educators -- United States.
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General
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Biography-Educators
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Trade Paper
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Dover Thrift Editions
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103-71
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19951031
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from 6
Language:
English
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Yes
Pages:
160
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8.25 x 5.19 in 0.33 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition.
"Synopsis" by , Vividly recounting Washington's life--his childhood as a slave, struggle for education, founding and presidency of the Tuskegee Institute, and meetings with the country's leaders, this book reveals the conviction he held that the black man's salvation lay in education, industriousness and self-reliance.
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