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Up from Slavery

An Autobiography
Narrated by: Sean Murphy
Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
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"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.

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This man was commitment, determination, salt...

I could hardly stop listening, hearing from someone who was there...kelpt a positive outlook & determination. This Book is priceless! information on how things were back then how he & others survived while every day of their lives was spent becoming better more knowledgeable. outstanding🥂🥂🙏🙏🙏

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Wow!

From slavery to educator. Poverty to self-sufficiency. Leader. The epitome of hard work. The founder of the Tuskegee Institute. Compelling orator. This memoir has it all. Wow! What a story.

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a must read for all generations

we have forgotten what it is to build our lives from the ground up. Everything, in one way or another, is handed to us through scholarships, welfare, and opportunities. This autobiography transformed my "priveledge white" life.

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Narrator was boring!

The narrator put me to sleep! An interesting story about the life of Booker T. Washington.

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  • Keiran U.
  • 03-25-19

great book

great book, only issue was the recording level was low so the volume had to be at maximum at all times.

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  • angela
  • 10-13-18

What a man

He makes me feel lazy.As if I have done nothing with my life, just because his life was extraordinary