Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

Booker T. WASHINGTON (1856 - 1915)

Up From Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington detailing his slow and steady rise from a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton University, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, 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. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, History , Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface/Introduction Andy Yu
00:24:14
Play 01 A Slave Among Slaves Andy Yu
00:37:09
Play 02 Boyhood Days Tom Crawford
00:28:56
Play 03 The Struggle For An Education Tom Crawford
00:31:02
Play 04 Helping Others Mike Vendetti
00:22:56
Play 05 The Reconstruction Period Jay Vance
00:18:00
Play 06 Black Race And Red Race Lorelle Anderson
00:16:30
Play 07 Early Days At Tuskegee Katie Riley
00:18:16
Play 08 Teaching School In A Stable And A Hen-House Jay Vance
00:22:55
Play 09 Anxious Days And Sleepless Nights Jay Vance
00:21:26
Play 10 A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw Ancient mariner
00:22:52
Play 11 Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie On Them Crash
00:17:36
Play 12 Raising Money mwalimu
00:27:05
Play 13 Two Thousand Miles For A Five-Minute Speech Lorelle Anderson
00:25:11
Play 14 The Atlanta Exposition Address Preston McConkie
00:24:09
Play 15 The Secret Of Success In Public Speaking Anna Roberts
00:35:09
Play 16 Europe Jim Clevenger
00:41:09
Play 17 Last Words Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit
00:43:37