Up From Slavery
In this eloquently written book, Washington describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many accomplishments. In simply written, yet stirring passages, he tells of his impoverished childhood and youth, the unrelenting struggle for an education, early teaching assignments, his selection in 1881 to head Tuskagee Institute, and more. Recommended for grade 11. Dover Thrift edition. 166 pp.