Up From Slavery Book Report

Decent Essays

The primary source entitled Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington is an autobiography about his experiences after being released from slavery during the mid 19th century. The excerpt read for this assignment, included chapters two and three of his story. The passage began with Washington in his boyhood days and ended with his experiences at Hampton Institute in Virginia. While his attempt at getting an education began roughly, Washington’s eventual success provided a model for struggling African American youth. When Booker T. Washington was very young, his stepfather began sending Washington to work in the salt business. The vast majority of freed slaves were illiterate so going to school was not an expectation. Booker states that “the first

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