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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Up From Slavery

For African American History month I will post a number of must read books. For this week, Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington will be the first.

I had to read this in my very first year at Tuskegee University, and I'm glad I did. I read it a few times after that as well.

The link:
Up From Slavery



As also seen from Amazon.com

Quote:
"I found this to be a most amazing work. In telling the story of going from a child of slavery to the founder and president of the Tuskegee institute, Mr. Washington illustrates for us the life-lessons which can empower any individual or race in our free society today.

Namely, look to your neighbor in love, not anger; recognize the nobility in working hard for something rather than expecting charity; be willing to give yourself to a greater cause; believe that people are capable of great things and they will live up to your expectations; recognize the importance of education, not just of the mind, but of the body and soul as well; recognize that any man who provides value to the community in which he lives will be accepted and even welcomed into that community; and above all, trust in God to care for your needs.

I highly recommend this book as a testament to the positive result of thinking from a perspective of Love and Abundance rather than Anger and Scarcity. When Mr. Washington's humility is measured against his accomplishments, he becomes in my eyes one of the greatest Americans to have lived."



I couldn't of said it any better! It's a great book to read!

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