Booker T. Washington quote on going to school

Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington


“I had no schooling whatever while I was a slave, though I remember on several occasions I went as far as the schoolhouse door with one of my young mistresses to carry her books. The picture of several dozen boys and girls in a schoolroom engaged in study made a deep impression upon me, and I had the feeling that to get into a schoolhouse and study in this way would be about the same as getting into paradise.”

– Booker T. Washington

“Booker T. Washington quote on going to school” sources:

Johnston, Frances Benjamin, photographer. Booker T. Washington, half-length portrait, seated. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>. / Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery.


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