Up from Slavery

  • by Booker T. Washington
  • Narrated by Arthur Grey
  • 7 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This volume is the outgrowth of a series of articles, dealing with incidents in my life, which were published consecutively in the Outlook. While they were appearing in that magazine I was constantly surprised at the number of requests which came to me from all parts of the country, asking that the articles be permanently preserved in book form. I am most grateful to the Outlook for permission to gratify these requests. I have tried to tell a simple, straightforward story, with no attempt at embellishment. My regret is that what I have attempted to do has been done so imperfectly. The greater part of my time and strength is required for the executive work connected with the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, and in securing the money necessary for the support of the institution. Much of what I have said has been written on board trains, or at hotels or railroad stations while I have been waiting for trains, or during the moments that I could spare from my work while at Tuskegee. Without the painstaking and generous assistance of Mr. Max Bennett Thrasher I could not have succeeded in any satisfactory degree.


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This was a great listen. Learning about Washington's struggle to bring education to black people was extremely enlightening. The performance was very calm and matter of fact just like his writing. I was given a free copy of this book for an unbiased review.
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- Tuezday Morning

An Important Piece of Literature and History

Up From Slavery is such an important work. I think Booker T. Washington was a high achiever. He did so much for education. Although born into slavery, he moved forward and was a wise man. What he accomplished in his lifetime was incredible. I loved listening to this audiobook. Something he said rings so true, "Only great men cultivate love." I think he embraced this philosophy. Glorious.

Arthur Grey did a terrific job narrating this audibook. He spoke clearly and thoughtfully which is how I would perceive Mr. Washington reading his own words aloud.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."
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- Teresa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-18-2017
  • Publisher: New Revolution Audio