In His Own Words

As an adult, Booker Washington became a great and well-respected author. His most famous book is his second autobiography, Up from Slavery. This book is recognized as one of the best non-fiction books of the 20th century. The first chapter describes Washington's humble beginnings upon the Burroughs Plantation. The following pages will his experiences on this plantation from Washington's own words.


Last updated: February 26, 2015

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