Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Work and Play with Nancy Ray

Feb 23, 2021

Booker T. Washington's life story has impacted me so deeply. I can honestly say, this is one of those books that has changed me. I have the utmost respect for this man, what he did to lift himself and thousands of others out of the awful repercussions of slavery, and to bring unity to white and black communities just years after slavery was abolished, was nothing short of heroic.

He was born a slave. He didn't know who his father was. He didn't even know his birthday.

His deep hunger for education drove him to take some massive risks and endure some incredibly difficult circumstances. But his tenacity and perseverance and hard work carved a path to create such an incredible life and legacy, which I'm going to talk more about today. I hope you'll listen in to his inspiring story, my top three takeaways, and I really, really hope that you're going to pick up this book. 


Resources from this episode:

Nancy Ray Book Club

Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington’s Autobiography

Work & Play Cornerstore

Affiliate links have been used in this post! I do receive a commission when you choose to purchase through these links, and that helps me keep this podcast up and running—I truly appreciate when you choose to use them!