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Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington
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Jun 21, 08

it was amazing
bookshelves: history-and-biography

Wonderful autobiographical account of the life of Booker T. Washington, co-written with journalist Max Bennett Thrasher. Born a slave, Washington became one of the most influential American educators and black leaders in America's history. Though this account is said by scholars to be a selective and personally favorable account of Washington's life, it is nonetheless inspiring as well as instructive. In my opinion, this account offers much of value both historically, and in terms of personal and professional development. Strongly recommended.

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Booker T. Washington
“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

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