Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Penguin Classics)

Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Penguin Classics)
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The nineteenth century African American businessman, activist and educator Booker Taliaferro Washington “Up from Slavery is 1 of the greatest American autobiographies ever written. Its mantras of black economic empowerment, land ownership and self-assist inspired generations of black leaders, which includes Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan. The rags to riches fashion, Washington says his ascent of early life as a mulatto slave in Virginia for a period of 34 years as chairman of the influential, agriculturally based Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. From that position, Washington reigned as the most critical leader of his people, with slogans like “cast down your buckets,” which emphasized vocational merit rather than the academic abilities and policies advocated by his contemporary rival, Web Du Bois. Though several saw as too conciliatory to segregationists, Washington, as he said in his historic “Atlanta Compromise” speech of 1895, estimated that Up from Slavery: An Autobiography (Penguin Classics)

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