This 'n' That

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Booker T. Washington: What he had in common with Barack Obama

Shelby Steele reviews "UP FROM HISTORY: The Life of Booker T. Washington in the Sunday Book Review section of The New York Times. Below is an excerpt from the book, written by Robert J. Norrell.

Barack Obama would write in his first book that, as a teenager, he had realized that people “were relieved” and pleasantly surprised “to find a well- mannered young black man who didn’t seem angry all the time.”