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Pros And Cons Of Booker T Washington's Up From Slavery

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Up from Slavery’ is a notable African-American figure, who endured many hardships from a child, up until an adult. This man is known as Booker T. Washington. He was born into slavery in Virginia. Inside this book, you’ll learn about his childhood, his love for education and many other things after he became a freeman. In this precise, my group and I will discuss the pros and cons of ‘’Up from Slavery” by Booker T. Washington. In “Up from Slavery” we enjoyed the fact that Booker T. Washington did not feel sorry for himself, but felt for the African-American race. One of the cons we disliked was how the author didn’t elaborate on slavery neither did the author go into depth of it. Adding to one of the strengths of the book was loving the fact Washington illustrated that African-Americans made do with what they had.

Booker T. Washington was a man who not only cared for himself but for the African-American Race. Washington intended to persuade African-Americans to empower themselves and to show positivity with whites. “...There are many instances of Negro tenderly caring for their former masters and mistresses (Washington, pg.7).’’ Another piece of evidence that Washington stated is, “...cast down your buckets. (Washington, pg.219). He wanted white people to hire African-Americans”. He did well empower the African-American race. “No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem…It is at the bottom we must begin and not
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