Booker, freed from slavery at the age of nine, struggled heroically to get educated. Then, starting in a leaky old wooden church, he founded a college in Tuskegee, Alabama, which eventually trained thousands of black students who could pass on the skills so desperately needed by their poverty stricken fellows.
Marie Stuart’s book is based on Booker Washington’s autobiography, Up from Slavery.
One of a series of advanced level readers by Marie Stuart, the Black Leaders in the Freedom Struggle. Illustrated.
|Peppercorn Book Number: 910-0011|
|Publisher: Central Bristol Adult Continuing|
|Series: Black Leaders in the Freedom Struggle|
|Illustrator: Deborah Weymont|
|Illustrated: b&w drawings|
|Place of Publication: Bristol, UK|
|Year of Publication: 1993|
|Reader Level: Advanced 1|
|Size: A5, portrait|
|Length: 36 pages|