Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

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 Visit American History and the African American Library for other important historical documents and figures which helped shape America.

Table of Contents



Chapter I. A Slave Among Slaves

Chapter II. Boyhood Days

Chapter III. The Struggle For An Education

Chapter IV. Helping Others

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 XII. Raising Money

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

Chapter XVI. Europe

Chapter XVII. Last Words

Return to the Booker T. Washington library.

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