Booker T Washington: Two People's Views Of Slavery In America

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Back in the day, when slavery was still happening, people from different years had their own opinion and versions of slavery. Over the years, these opinions and versions of those peoples had brought controversies all over the whole. Which in one way or another had divided people’s point of view. Not to mention that those people opinions and versions of the circumstances are their own versions, in which all they said are right, from their own experiences. These two people are best known for their contribution of slavery in America based on their personal experiences. Booker T. Washington was one of the many people who fought for the African American rights for education after the Civil war. Washington in order to persuaded others he fought …show more content…
Washington, where he describes his life during slavery and after the Civil War. In his autobiography, he begins by talking about him, where he was born, where he and his mother and siblings lived, and the things he saw during that time. Washington was born in Franklin County, Virginia, as he described it as “ the most miserable, desolate, and discouraging surroundings”. He said that he is not quite sure when he was born, but it was around the 1858-1859. In his autobiography, Washington detailed in its descriptions of the hardships of slavery, but at the same time he explains that he and other former slaves who were treated with comparative decency had no bitterness towards their former masters. After the Civil War, He and his mother and siblings move to Malden, West Virginia, and he started to work at a salt furnace and later in the coal mines. Indeed his determination to get an education, he went to school at night and work at day. He graduate with honors in 1875 at Hampton Institute. “ Washington ’s supporters welcomed Up from Slavery as a demonstration of the good that a black man could for himself and his people if given a chance to obtain an education and engage in useful, productive …show more content…
Washington main argument is that one of the best things education could do is to teach a man to love labor. He thought that education was the best thing his race would learn. He wanted to show off that education has no age, that people if they want to do something, they just have to do it. regardless of their race, economic situation or age. In his autobiography he described how his determination of learning as he aimed to teach himself the alphabet “I had learned from somebody that the way to, begin to read was to learn the alphabet” and little by little to read a book. After many years of dedication and determination to become someone, he graduated from Harvard University and then He went back to his hometown and dedicated his time to teach others. Booker T. Washington arguments are mainly described as; Education and Perseverance. Ever since he was a little kid, he thought education and schools as “paradise”, “I determined, when quite a small child, that if I accomplished nothing else in life, I would in some way get enough education to enable me to read common books and newspapers" in his autobiography, he described it as a way to not be ignorant of the world , and be someone who has the knowledge to help others. For him education was the key to become someone and be

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