Up from slavery is a recollection of the life of Black America's greatest spokesman during that period, Booker T. Washington, who worked ceaselessly to gain financial and economic equality for his people. He fiercely appealed to blacks to struggle for education, industriouness and self-reliance.
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Nineteenth-century African American businessman, activist, and educator Booker Taliaferro Washington's Up from Slavery is one of the greatest American autobiographies ever written. Its mantras of black economic empowerment, land ownership, and self-help inspired generations of black leaders, including Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, and Louis Farrakhan. In rags-to-riches fashion, Washington recounts his ascendance from early life as a mulatto slave in Virginia to a 34-year term as president of the influential, agriculturally based Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. From that position, Washington reigned as the most important leader of his people, with slogans like "cast down your buckets," which emphasized vocational merit rather than the academic and political excellence championed by his contemporary rival W.E.B. Du Bois. Though many considered him too accommodating to segregationists, Washington, as he said in his historic "Atlanta Compromise" speech of 1895, believed that "political agitation alone would not save [the Negro]," and that "property, industry, skill, intelligence, and character" would prove necessary to black Americans' success. The potency of his philosophies are alive today in the nationalist and conservative camps that compose the complex quilt of black American society.From the Publisher:
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Book Description Lushena Books, 2000. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.0000232
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