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The autobiography of Booker T Washing titled Up From Slavery is a rich narrative of the mans life from slavery to one of the founders of the Tuskegee Institute The book takes us through one of the most dynamic periods in this countrys history especially African Americans I am very interested in the period following the Civil War and especially in the transformation of African Americans from slaves to freemen Up From Slavery provides a great deal of information on this time period and helped me to better understand the transition Up From Slavery provided a narrative on Washingtons life as well as his views on education and integration of African Americans All though this book was written in the first year of this century I believe Washingtons views are still valid today America can probably still learn from themBooker T Washington was born into slavery in either 1858 or 1859 Birth Records were usually not available to slaves Booker his brother and his mother moved to Malden West Virginia after the Civil War They went to live with his stepfather whom they had only seen a few times before When they arrived in Malden Washington was no more then nine years old However he went to work with his stepfather in the salt mine business feeding the furnaces His education started with a Websters old Blue-Black spelling book that his mother had provided him She hoped it would help him to learn to read When Washington started working with his stepfather in the salt mines he had to work from dawn to 900 PM receiving very few breaks during the day During his breaks he would study his spelling book teaching himself to read While working with his stepfather a local school opened up for black people But because of Bookers value to his family in the mines he continued to work there at the request of his parents Eventually he talked his stepfather
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