Essay on Booker T. Washington

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Booker T. Washington “Up From Slavery'; inspired readers across the nation. People of this time had realized that they could no longer expect support from the federal government, in their struggle for dignity and opportunity in the south, so many blacks concluded that self-reliance, self-help, and racial solidarity were their last best hopes. So, people saw Booker T. Washington as their champion and adopted his autobiography, up from slavery.      In Franklin County, Virginia Washington was given birth too. He was raised as a slave until after the civil war when he and his family were declared free. Washington does not no know much about his family history other than his ancestors, form his mothers…show more content…
As time went on Washington finished his second year at school. So he takes his vacation home and a couple of days later his mother passes away.      Washington went back to Hamilton and finished his studies in 1875. Soon after his studies he was completely out of money and got a job as a waiter. Soon after this period of time he got a job as a teacher in west Virginia during the reconstruction period.      After teaching for two years at Malder. Washington went to Washington DC to study. And he got a chance to compare Hamilton college with other colleges, he noticed that students here had more money and where well dressed, than kids at Hamilton. After he went back he was asked to be in charge of night school, so he did. He taught students who were also incourged as he was and when they graduated they held their certificates high above their heads too. After completing a year of teaching night school an opportunity opened up for him a position in Tuskegee, Alabama in June 1881.      He was determined to have students build their own buildings. He wanted to show them how to make the forces of nature, air, water, steam, electricity, horse-power-- assist them in their labor. In 19 years at Tuskegee, students built fourty buildings small and large ones. The hardest task was brickmaking because the school did not have enough

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