Booker T. Washington's 'Up From Slavery' 100 years ago, Booker T. Washington's autobiography, Up from Slavery was published. Soon after that, another dominant black intellectual of the day, W.E.B. DuBois offered a differing view on how African-Americans should define their new role in society. Liane Hansen speaks with historian Douglas Brinkley and DuBois biographer David Levering Lewis about the legacy of Up from Slavery.
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Booker T. Washington's 'Up From Slavery'

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Booker T. Washington's 'Up From Slavery'

Booker T. Washington's 'Up From Slavery'

Booker T. Washington's 'Up From Slavery'

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100 years ago, Booker T. Washington's autobiography, Up from Slavery was published. Soon after that, another dominant black intellectual of the day, W.E.B. DuBois offered a differing view on how African-Americans should define their new role in society. Liane Hansen speaks with historian Douglas Brinkley and DuBois biographer David Levering Lewis about the legacy of Up from Slavery.