Author: Sherry Helms
Today is the Birth Anniversary of a man who was born in a black family of the 19th century America, but to be a leader, not a slave. We are talking about Booker T. Washington, an African-American educator, author, orator and black political leader.
Despite being born in slavery, he managed to percolate from all the miseries of blacks in the contemporary America and became the most influential spokesman and a dominant figure in both the black and white communities. Throughout his lifetime, he spoke on behalf of blacks living in the South. He became the first Afro-American to receive honorary degrees from Harvard and Dartmouth and had dinner with heads of state.
Whilst being the most powerful voice for African-American community in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th century, Mr. Washington authored a number of books reflecting the tribulations and dilemmas that the Negros, especially, American Negros, had to muddle through in a country of white people ridden with racism. All of his books are based on his experiences as a black, including an autobiography, “Up From Slavery”, which has gained high level of both the appreciation and criticism, all at once. His other popular books are The Future of the American Negro and Character Building.
Great persons and their works need to be discussed and set off, in order to whet the moral values and quality of being humane in common people. So, there are written a lot many books on the life and works of Booker T. Washington and majority of them are available at our Online Bookstore. Now, we have picked some books randomly from that very storage for you. Here’s the list:
Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington – Author Robert J. Norrell overviewed the life and works of Booker T. Washington in the violent context of late nineteenth-century American race relations and come up with a compelling new biography of him that may lead apologists and critics of Washinghttp://blog.printsasia.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpton to see him from a new perspective.
Booker T. Washington And Black Progress – This is a vast collection of sophisticated and engaging essays on Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery through which the author W. Fitzhugh Brundage widens and contextualizes the understanding of Americans regarding both the man and his book.
Uncle Tom or New Negro? – Rebecca Carroll has put together a very thoughtful and varied collection of works about Booker T. Washington and set off that on his ninetieth death anniversary. Many considered it a passionate and provocative volume on Mr. Washington’s complicated legacy, including the complete text of his classic autobiography, Up from Slavery.
Then Darkness Fled: The Liberating Wisdom of Booker T. Washington – Today, when African Americans are pretty much interested in rediscovering Booker T. Washington, their great leader, the author Stephen Mansfield offers through this book a compelling look at the man and quality bound works and speeches in favor of Negros in America.