Character Building

Booker T. WASHINGTON (1856 - 1915)

Character Building is a compilation of speeches, given by Mr. Booker T. Washington, to the students and staff of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now known as Tuskegee University).
Booker T. Washington was one of the most prominent leaders in advancing African-American civil rights. Born into slavery and freed as a young boy, he rose through the ranks of education to eventually earn his position as principal of Tuskegee. Under his guidance, the school was built, by students and for students, to give them a deeply meaningful education. Mr. Washington stressed the importance of developing oneself for life-long success. He strived to imbue in his students the highest personal standards, and these speeches represent the core messages he gave.
(Originally published by Doubleday, Page & Co., NY, in 1902. Summary by Luke Sartor)

Genre(s): General Fiction, *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Publisher's Explanation and Preface Luke Sartor
00:04:14
Play 01 Two Sides of Life Luke Sartor
00:11:35
Play 02 Helping Others Luke Sartor
00:10:12
Play 03 Some of the Rocks Ahead Luke Sartor
00:09:27
Play 04 On Influencing by Example Luke Sartor
00:08:20
Play 05 The Virtue of Simplicity Luke Sartor
00:14:23
Play 06 Have You Done Your Best? Luke Sartor
00:11:03
Play 07 Don't Be Discouraged Luke Sartor
00:08:42
Play 08 On Getting a Home Luke Sartor
00:08:18
Play 09 Calling Things By Their Right Names Luke Sartor
00:10:07
Play 10 European Impressions Luke Sartor
00:12:51
Play 11 The Value of System In Home Life Luke Sartor
00:08:53
Play 12 What Will Pay? Luke Sartor
00:10:51
Play 13 Education that Educates Luke Sartor
00:10:02
Play 14 The Importance of Being Reliable Luke Sartor
00:10:27
Play 15 The Highest Education Luke Sartor
00:10:56
Play 16 Unimproved Opportunities Luke Sartor
00:18:03
Play 17 Keeping Your Word Luke Sartor
00:09:52
Play 18 Some Lessons of the Hour Luke Sartor
00:12:04
Play 19 The Gospel of Service Luke Sartor
00:10:25
Play 20 Your Part in the Negro Conference Luke Sartor
00:09:37
Play 21 What Is To Be Our Future? Luke Sartor
00:12:00
Play 22 Some Great Little Things Luke Sartor
00:09:47
Play 23 To Would-Be Teachers Luke Sartor
00:07:28
Play 24 The Cultivation of Stable Habits Luke Sartor
00:09:19
Play 25 What You Ought to Do Luke Sartor
00:12:42
Play 26 Individual Responsibility Luke Sartor
00:13:52
Play 27 Getting On In the World Luke Sartor
00:06:09
Play 28 Each One His Part Luke Sartor
00:09:25
Play 29 What Would Father and Mother Say? Luke Sartor
00:10:59
Play 30 Object Lessons Luke Sartor
00:08:40
Play 31 Substance vs. Shadow Luke Sartor
00:09:33
Play 32 Character as Shown in Dress Luke Sartor
00:06:57
Play 33 Sing The Old Songs Luke Sartor
00:10:48
Play 34 Getting Down To Mother Earth Luke Sartor
00:12:06
Play 35 A Penny Saved Luke Sartor
00:15:24
Play 36 Growth Luke Sartor
00:09:00
Play 37 Last Words Luke Sartor
00:13:28