Copper Lodge Library: UP FROM SLAVERY

The autobiography of education pioneer and visionary founder of Tuskegee Institute – Booker T. Washington

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Recommended in Program(s): Challenge I
Cycle(s): N/A

Booker T. Washington wrote this autobiography in 1901, chronicling his journey from slavery to education to freedom. On a societal level, Washington advocates hard work and inner peace as paths to success, particularly as an African-American in the post-Civil War South. Challenge I students compare and contrast Washington’s vision with the earlier Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • © 2019

How to Coax Your New Book to Lay Flat

Place the book with its back on a table.

Open the front cover.

Then open the back cover.

Open a few pages in the front, gently pressing along the spine.

Then open a few pages at the back of the book in the same way.

Continue opening pages, alternating between the front and back, until the book is fully open. Gently press along the center spine.

You may need to repeat this process two or three times to limber up the binding. Never force the spine or handle your book roughly as that may break the back and cause pages to (eventually) come loose.