Up from Slavery is the 1901 autobiography of American educator Booker T. Washington (1856-1915). The book describes his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the Civil War, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new Hampton Institute, to his work establishing vocational schools—most notably the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama—to help black people and other disadvantaged minorities learn useful, marketable skills and work to pull themselves, as a race, up by the bootstraps. (From Wikipedia)
Location: North Brunswick Public Library – 880 Hermann Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.
Audience: Adults, Seniors
Link to event page: https://northbrunswicklibrary.org/thursday-afternoon-book-club