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A discussion of Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington, an autobiography covering his experience as a child born into slavery, his struggle to obtain an education, and his time spent helping to establish what would become Tuskegee University.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Water Dancer” was his fictional debut which told the story of Hiram, a young enslaved boy. Following the sale of his mother, Hiram finds himself struggling to remember her despite having a remarkable memory. With his craving for freedom and gifted memory, Hiram comes to the attention of the Underground, a mysterious network that helps enslaved people escape to freedom.