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Up From Slavery


From slavery, to education, to freedom

Audience Grades 9+; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge I
Accessibility Most students will require minimal guidance
Preparation None required
Ease of Use Small print
Author Booker T. Washington
Page Count 157
Format Perfect bound; paperback
Publication Date 2015

General Description

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. On a personal level, students will be encouraged to contemplate how to use success to inspire and support others.