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    Up From Slavery is a 1901 autobiography of Booker T. Washington, his experiences coming from slavery, becoming educated and working to promote education for blacks. His philosophy of education coupled academic learning with practical trade skills, allowing whites to see the possible benefits of black education. Despite some criticism of being an accomodationist by more radical black activists, Washington was able to harness philanthropy and white sympathizers to help educate blacks across America.