Up from Slavery
By Booker T. Washington
(Dover Publications, Paperback, 9780486287386, 160pp.)
Publication Date: October 1995
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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A firm believer in the value of education as the best route to advancement, Washington disapproved of civil-rights agitation and in so doing earned the opposition of many black intellectuals. Yet, he is today regarded as a major figure in the struggle for equal rights, one who founded a number of organizations to further the cause and who worked tirelessly to educate and unite African-Americans.