I wrote a review a couple of days ago of Paul Revere and then mentioned that he, and Booker, were two of my favorite historical figures. Today, I want to do a review of the autobiography of Booker T. Washington.
There is no doubt that slavery is one of the darkest blotches on American history, there is no excuse for what happened and many writers have written many words on the subject. I would like to focus my review on the man after he was freed.
Booker T. Washington was a remarkable man for many reasons. He was courageous, self-motivated and ambitious, to name just a few. I was introduced to Booker through reading this book.
In “Up From Slavery” Booker tells his life story from being a slave to being an educator. He puts so much wisdom in this book, timeless wisdom, that every person should read this book at least twice in their life.
The importance that Booker places on education, and not just book education, but on life education, is an inspirational message. If more people respected the educational process as he did, we would live in a better world today. When he started the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, he made sure that students learned industrial skills and book knowledge. A well rounded education was how he recommended a person ensure their future success.
Do yourself a favor, read this book. There is plenty of wisdom to be learned and Booker is an overflowing fountain of wisdom.
Until next time…