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Character Building

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Booker T. Washington

Narrated By: Luke Sartor

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 6 hours 40 minutes


Character Building is a compilation of speeches, given by Mr. Booker T. Washington, to the students and staff of the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute (now known as Tuskegee University).

Booker T. Washington was one of the most prominent leaders in advancing African-American civil rights. Born into slavery and freed as a young boy, he rose through the ranks of education to eventually earn his position as principal of Tuskegee. Under his guidance, the school was built, by students and for students, to give them a deeply meaningful education. Mr. Washington stressed the importance of developing oneself for life-long success. He strived to imbue in his students the highest personal standards, and these speeches represent the core messages he gave.

(Originally published by Doubleday, Page & Co., NY, in 1902. Summary by Luke Sartor)


  • Dianne Mueller

    The book and its content is very good and relevant to today. The narrator is very difficult to listen to. He makes Mr. Washington's words less powerful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Lolita H.

    Life lessons relevant still today. It's like attending several conferences in one setting.

  • Richard M

    Great way to become a better you.

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