Up From Slavery Historical

Up From Slavery Historical (HM1X8M)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36088 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 25.654', W 85° 42.194'

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I determined when quite a small child . . . I would in some way get enough education to enable me to read common books and newspapers.
—Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery

Booker T. Washington changed the name of this building about 1903 from Science
Hall to Thrasher Hall as a tribute to Max Bennett Thrasher's assistance in publishing
Up From Slavery. Thrasher reviewed and edited the manuscript that Washington wrote in his spare time "on board trains or at hotels or railroad stations."

In his autobiography, Washington tells of his rise from bondage to become an internationally known educator and spokesman for African Americans. The book,
first published in 1901, is required reading for Tuskegee students and recommended for others interested in black history and civil rights.

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{Top Right}: By the eve of the twentieth century, Washington was regarded as a powerful orator as he promoted economic and educational development as the answer to social inequality. The 1895 speech at the Atlanta Cotton Exposition and his autobiography Up From Slavery turned him into a major public figure.

{Main Photo}: For many years, starting in 1893, students attended science classes in this building.
HM NumberHM1X8M
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621919 N 3588569
Decimal Degrees32.42756667, -85.70323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.654', W 85° 42.194'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 39.24" N, 85° 42' 11.64" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near University Ave, Tuskegee AL 36088, US
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