Recently I’ve been reading the autobiography of Booker T. Washington. It is a great autobiography, and I highly encourage you to read it.
One of the parts of the autobiography which I really like is where Booker decides to go to school. He was very set on going to school, and nothing could stop him. Him going to school was a big thing because, in his community, no other black had gone to school before. All the elderly blacks who thought they would never see freedom again, much less see anyone of their kind go to school, lavished him with all kinds small gifts, Booker even said that it was almost pitiful. After a long time and perseverance, he managed to get into school and graduate.
The other part that I really liked about the autobiography is when he started his school, Tuskegee. I like how he, even though having to live in poor conditions with a small salary, decided to persevere. His school, Tuskegee taught the former black slaves that never got a chance to be educated. He emphasized hard work and cleanliness and believed that all races should be united and that no enmity should be kept against the former slave owners.
Booker T. Washington was a great guy, and we should all follow in his footsteps, to be hardworking, God-fearing men.