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Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Signature Classics)

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Signature Editions)

Current price: $9.99
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Publisher:
Union Square & Co.
ISBN:
9781454949992
Pages:
240
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Description

Booker T. Washington's famous 1901 memoir, Up From Slavery, charts Washington's rise from an enslaved child with a passion for learning to the nation's most prominent Black educator and first president of Tuskegee University. A tireless advocate for Black economic independence, Washington attempted to balance his public acceptance of segregation with behind-the-scenes lobbying against voter disenfranchisement and financing anti-Jim Crow court cases. His memoir is both a crucial American document and an exercise in understanding the "double consciousness" coined by W.E.B. DuBois, himself one of Washington's most vocal critics.

About the Author

Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) was born in Franklin County, Virginia. At twenty-five he became the first principal of the Tuskegee Normal School for Colored Teachers, now Tuskegee University. He spent his life working tirelessly to advocate on behalf of Black Americans.