Up from Slavery - Black Race and Red Race Summary & Analysis

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Washington, still teaching in Malden, was contacted by General Armstrong about a position at Hampton, Washington was to take over a new project of the school - overseeing some seventy-five Indians who were to be educated. Washington soon discovers that the Indians are willing to learn, respond well to kindness and constantly seek ways to make Washington's life more comfortable.

Soon after this, Washington is put in charge of a night school that he dubs "The Plucky Class." From twelve students, the class soon expands to more than twenty. The students work during the day, attending class at night. They earn money to help pay tuition to Hampton's regular school, and their night classes give them a head start on the regular classes.

Washington notes that the blacks at Hampton - with only a few exceptions -...

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