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Up From Slavery Character Building

The Booker T. Washington Society Library


Welcome. Feel free to browse and download any materials you find here. We wish to be your top source for 'all matters Booker T.'

As funds permit (donations gratefully accepted here), we will post even more of Dr. Washington's practical words and wisdom. . .
The goal is make all his works freely available and accessible to all.

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Booker T. wrote over a dozen books, countless news and magazine articles, and delivered thousands of speeches across the country -- and Europe.

But that's not all.

He founded Tuskegee Normal & Industrial Institute (now Tuskegee U.)
He founded The National Negro Business League.
He advised three U.S. Presidents (T.R., Taft and McKinley).
He was also a statesman and about the most famous orator of his time.

Most significantly, Dr. Washington saw that lasting racial equality would come about only with changing hearts and improving minds of both whites and blacks.
So he dedicated himself to education to prepare the people of this country for that day when full equal rights and responsibilities would finally come.