Through The Eyes Of A Child
Through the Eyes of a Child
One would think that it is impossible to read this story without being ashamed of White America especially in the third paragraph page 746. ?Of my ancestry I know almost nothing.? Booker T. Washington was a man of such extensive good will and generous spirit, that he could write about his mother being purchased like a barnyard animal and, on the other hand, could forgive the purchaser as one of slaverys victims too. Up From Slavery tells his story and provides his vision of Americas racial future without express hate, in a childlike manner.
Through the eyes of a child, Washington depicts how unfortunate he was as an adolescent yet grew to become one of the nations leading educators and the recognized spokesman for his race at the turn of the Century. ?I had no schooling whatever while I was a slave, though I remember on several occasions I went as far as the schoolhouse door with one of my young mistresses to carry her books. The picture of several dozen boys and girls in a schoolroom engaged in study made a deep impression upon me, and I had the feeling that to get
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