Up From Slavery

Up From Slavery  (1901) 
by Booker T. Washington

1901 autobiography detailing the slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to helping black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps.

Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

Booker T. Washington

This volume is dedicated to my Wife
Margaret James Washington
And to my Brother John H. Washington
Whose patience, fidelity, and hard work have gone far to make the
work at Tuskegee successful.

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This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.