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The outside world does not know, neither can it appreciate, the struggle that is constantly going on in the hearts of both the Southern white people and their former slaves to free themselves from racial prejudice; and while both races are thus struggling they should have the sympathy, the support, and the forbearance of the rest of the world.
—“Last Words
Booker T.
Booker T. Washington
Up from Slavery: An Autobiography. 1901.
This autobiographical work demonstrates a forceful and potent voice in the fight for African-American equality in turn-of-the-century America.


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