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Booker T. Washington believed that every man and woman deserved a chance, regardless of their skin color. This classic work of literature relays the story of a man born into slavery who, once freed, pursued education and racial equality. Originally published in 1901, the new edition of Booker T. Washington's autobiography features a foreword from media personality and advocate for the advancement of African Americans, Mychal Massie.In his story, Washington details his childhood and recounts his often tumultuous transition from slavery to free life. His unwavering efforts eventually lead to the founding and evolution of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, a college created to further the education of African Americans. The distinguished author and educator remembers such notable speeches as the Atlanta Compromise in 1895 and recognitions from Samuel C. Armstrong and President McKinley.ABOUT BOOKER T. WASHINGTONBooker T. Washington (1856-1915) was born into slavery and freed after the Civil War in 1865. After completing his education and teaching at Hampton Institute, he headed the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Upon giving his famous Atlanta Compromise Speech, Washington became a national figure and received an honorary master's degree from Harvard University and an honorary doctorate from Dartmouth College. The publication of Up from Slavery garnered Washington an invitation from Pres. Theodore Roosevelt to visit the White House, the first given to an African American. ABOUT MYCHAL MASSIEIn addition to appearing on national television programs such as The O'Reilly Factor, Mychal Massie is a syndicated columnist for WorldNetDaily and the former host of Rightalk Radio's Straight Talk. The outspoken media personality is the chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives, Project 21. The Conservative Party of New York State recognized him as the Conservative Man of the Year in 2008. Massie lives in Zion Hill, Pennsylvania.

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Booker T. Washington was the most prominent figure in black America, overshadowing even his rival W.E.B. Du Bois. Sometimes accused of being too accommodating to segregationists, Washington espoused a philosophy of self-help, education, and economic empowerment, holding that political action could not by itself improve the lot of the nation's black citizens. In this autobiography, Washington describes a life that took him from the shackles of slavery in Virginia to a 34-year tenure as head of the famous Tuskeegee Institute. One of the most important American biographies ever written, this book should be in the collection of every public and academic library. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589807891
Author:
Washington, Booker T.
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Foreword by:
Massie, Mychal
Foreword:
Massie, Mychal
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Series:
Pelican Pouch Series
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
6.90x4.20x1.00 in. .65 lbs.

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