My Larger Education: Being Chapters From My Experience.

First edition of Booker T. Washington's My Larger Education

My Larger Education: Being Chapters From My Experience.



Item Number: 137463

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1911.

First edition of this uncommon collection of the author’s speeches and essays concerning education. Octavo, original cloth lettered in gilt, illustrated, tissue-guarded frontispiece. In good condition with rubbing to the extremities. Bookplate.

Born in Virginia in 1856, Booker T. Washington was of the last generation born into slavery. After emancipation, Washington attended college in Virginia, and gained fame as a result of his 1895 speech about the importance of educating African Americans and his belief that African Americans were capable of great feats through education. Washington s contribution to educational equality was made greater by his influence in the social circles of millionaires and self-starters, and he was the first African American invited to the White House by President Theodore Roosevelt. Washington’s biography Up From Slavery is listed among the most widely read autobiographies. It was originally published as a serial in the Outlook Magazine… and was ultimately published in more than 12 languages” (Blockson 51). "It remains one of the most important works on such an influential African-American leader" (Delia Crutchfield Cook).

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