Up from slavery is the 1901 autobiography of american educator booker t washington (1856-1915) the book describes his personal experience of having to work to rise up from the position of a slave child during the civil war, to the difficulties and obstacles he overcame to get an education at the new hampton institute,. Booker t washington and the atlanta compromise by 1895, booker t washington, who was born a slave, had risen to become the most powerful, and in some regards, respected black man in the country only 14 years earlier, in 1881, he established the tuskegee institute so when he spoke at the atlanta cotton states. Source a: booker t washington's atlanta cotton states and international exposition speech source a: bishop grant sees the president and talks of the south source b: letter from theodore roosevelt to albion tourgee november 8, 1901 source a: a barbarous prejudice source b: president censured, mr. This address opened the door to speak at the opening of the atlanta cotton states and international exposition in september 1895 in the spring of that the officials wanted washington to take care of the exhibit, but he felt he didn't have the time due to his obligations at tuskegee he recommended mr i.
Booker t washington's “atlanta exposition address” is a masterpiece of political oratory one of the “of mr booker t washington and others,” du bois repeatedly chastises washington and his program for “washington's policy was a great success for tuskegee and for himself, but washington was an historical dead. Booker t washington spoke before a predominantly white audience at the cotton states and international exposition in atlanta was given, w e b du bois writes washington a letter showing his support, but with time du bois began to change his views and began referring to the speech as the atlanta compromise.
Nothing brought washington more notoriety than the speech that he delivered in 1895 at the cotton states and international exposition in atlanta when, before a racially mixed audience, he appeared to acquiesce to the imperatives of legal segregation (in all things purely social we can be as separate as.
Many contributed to the debates on how best to secure and advance the rights of african americans, but one of the major contributors was the educator booker t washington washington, the leader of tuskegee institute, stated his views in a speech at the cotton states and international exposition in.
On september 18, 1895, the african american educator and leader booker t washington delivered his famous atlanta compromise speech at the many whites' fears about blacks' desire for social integration by stating that both races could be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things. Booker t washington's 1895 address to the atlanta cotton states and international exposition is one of atlanta exposition was to showcase the economic progress of the south since the civil war, to encourage speech “in all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all.