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Character Building

Booker T. Washington

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Character Building is a compilation of speeches, given by Mr. Booker T. Washington, to the students and staff of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now known as Tuskegee University).

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Community Reviews

This is a book that needs to be read often as we need to be reminded of the importance of character and moral development. This is a book to read and reread. These are the kind of books I read as a teenager. And it is good to be reminded regarding the principles of character. Some of the principl...more

Important work concering race and history as well as equality. Still important today.

Although this was incredibly boring to read, I appreciate the historical significance and realize that would be much greater orated than read.

Every teacher and principal must read or hear this book. Is the speeches of an African American (x slave) towards his students. Self-motivation, discipline, motivational speeches that are timeless. Also gives you a very good understanding on the situations of the "recent recognized as man and hum...more

"If you want to be happy, if you want to live a contented life, if you want to live a life of genuine pleasure, do something for somebody else. When you feel unhappy, disagreeable, and miserable, go to someone else who is miserable and do that person an act of kindness, and you will find that you...more

A collection of Washington's speeches of encouragement. Most of the speeches were great except some really cringe worthy ones toward the end.

I really enjoyed reading this book, which was originally published in 1902. It is filled with wisdom for the young and old - of yesteryear as well as today. I have been taught how to live a better life as a result of reading this book. Young people should read this with their parents and/or their...more

This book contains a compilation of Mr. Washington’s Sunday talks at the Tuskegee Institution. Mr. Washington is a genius. His sermons are not only about Character building but also about building leadership. I will even go so far as to say this a spiritual book. These life lessons are for both c...more

I really enjoyed reading this book, which was originally published in 1902. It is filled with wisdom for the young and old - of yesteryear as well as today. I have been taught how to live a better life as a result of reading this book. Young people should read this with their parents and/or their...more

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