Analysis Of The Book ' Up From Slavery ' By Booker T. Washington

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"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."(Washington) The book "Up from Slavery" is written by Booker T. Washington, it is an autobiography about his life from being a young slave boy to being an icon for the African American race. Washington started off with nothing but just being property to a White Man, this book is about how Washington realized how important education, living the proper lifestyle, and having cleanliness life as well. Washington explains how he went through struggles to get to where he needed to be in education, and also tells about his life as a professor and role model to the young African American race, understanding that education was one of the more important needs for a successful lifestyle. Washington takes us on many journeys that he endured while he was becoming such a well-known icon for his race, such as his journey from Madel, West Virginia to Hampton, West Virginia where he attended one of the first colored schools in West Virginia and only had 50 cents in his pocket. You will read that Washington had help along the way of becoming the schoolmaster from the professors that he had while going through his educational dream and helping out his race. Washington wasn 't only trying to push education to African Americans but he wanted more of his race to be in the political view like the white man.…

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