Up from Slavery (1901) is Washington's personal narrative about his experiences as a slave-child and the generosity of teachers and philanthropists who educated African Americans and Native Americans, from whom he was inspired to dedicate his life doing the same for others. Visit American History and the African American Library for other important historical documents and figures which helped shape America.
Chapter I. A Slave Among Slaves
Chapter III. The Struggle For An Education
Chapter V. The Reconstruction Period
Chapter VI. Black Race And Red Race
Chapter VII. Early Days At Tuskegee
Chapter VIII. Teaching School In A Stable And A Hen-House
Chapter IX. Anxious Days And Sleepless Nights
Chapter X. A Harder Task Than Making Bricks Without Straw
Chapter XI. Making Their Beds Before They Could Lie On Them
Chapter XIII. Two Thousand Miles For A Five-Minute Speech
Chapter XIV. The Atlanta Exposition Address
Chapter XV. The Secret Of Success In Public Speaking
Return to the Booker T. Washington library.