Up From Slavery. An Autobiography.
The critically-acclaimed, second autobiography of Booker T. Washington, African American educator, author, orator, and first principal of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, today Tuskegee University (HBCU). The success of Up from Slavery led President Theodore Roosevelt to invite Washington to dine with him at the White House, the first African American to do so.
“The book became a bestseller in the United States and was ultimately translated into more than a dozen languages. The account of Washington’s struggles and the successes which he achieved through persistence and self-reliance was influential in interesting men like Andrew Carnegie and Henry H. Rogers in Tuskegee. Royalties from the book were also a source of income for the school.” (DANB)
Description: Up From Slavery. An Autobiography.
The Franklin Library, 1977. Full leather, ornate gilt binding with all edges gilt, moire endpapers, silk ribbon marker. Illustrated with photographs. Signed by the artist Bart Forbes. Light shelf wear. With the publisher’s booklet. A near fine copy.