Up From Slavery: An Autobiography (version 2)

Booker T. WASHINGTON (1856 - 1915)

Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington sharing his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, to his work establishing the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama to help black people learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves up by the bootstraps. He reflects on the generosity of both teachers and philanthropists who helped in educating blacks and Native Americans. He describes his efforts to instill manners, breeding, health and a feeling of dignity to students. (Mark Nelson)

Genre(s): Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface & Introduction Mark Nelson
00:19:09
Play 01 Chapter 1 Mark Nelson
00:30:00
Play 02 Chapter 2 Mark Nelson
00:24:19
Play 03 Chapter 3 Mark Nelson
00:27:18
Play 04 Chapter 4 Mark Nelson
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Play 05 Chapter 5 Mark Nelson
00:14:49
Play 06 Chapter 6 Mark Nelson
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Play 07 Chapter 7 Mark Nelson
00:15:34
Play 08 Chapter 8 Mark Nelson
00:19:41
Play 09 Chapter 9 Mark Nelson
00:19:04
Play 10 Chapter 10 Mark Nelson
00:19:29
Play 11 Chapter 11 Mark Nelson
00:18:05
Play 12 Chapter 12 Mark Nelson
00:25:37
Play 13 Chapter 13 Mark Nelson
00:27:02
Play 14 Chapter 14 Mark Nelson
00:28:51
Play 15 Chapter 15 Mark Nelson
00:40:33
Play 16 Chapter 16 Mark Nelson
00:34:08
Play 17 Chapter 17 Mark Nelson
00:39:00