Up From Slavery

What Is Washington's Early Attitude Towards Schooling?

The Book Is Up From Slavery Chapter one .

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Washington says this about his early education:

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.