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Brooker T. Washington's Up From Slavery

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“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”. Brooker T. Washington was born into slavery on April 5,1856 in Hale, Ford Virginia. Brooker T. Washington mother was a black plantation cook, while his father was a white man who he did not know. During the 19th century slaves were not able to receive the same rights as whites by going to school in gain an education. At age 9, Brooker T. Washington and other slaves in the south was set free due to the emancipation proclamation. After, analyzing “Up from Slavery” by Brooker T. Washington, one can argue that Washington advocate for blacks gaining an education to learn a trade to stay under white supremacy of labor.
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