Essay on Analysis Of Booker T. Washington

1329 Words Apr 6th, 2016 6 Pages
Author and civil rights activist, W.E.B. Du Bois, once said," To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships." W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington were both working towards the same goal, but the way they went about fulfilling that goal was very different. W.E.B. Du Bois believed in standing up to his oppressors. Booker T. Washington believed in stopping racial equality by showing whites that blacks can be successful and create their own businesses. W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington often clashed because Booker T. Washington worked with the government and was thought of as an Uncle Tom by some, but W.E.B. Du Bois marched in civil rights marches and openly supported black causes.
Booker T. Washington 's full name is Booker Taliaferro Washington. He was born in Hales Ford in Virginia as a slave. He was born in a place close to Roanoke on April 5, 1856. Once the government emancipated the slaves, his family went to live in Malden, West Virginia. He created and was in charge of the Tuskegee Institute, which was a school he made for black people. He was popular because of his part in creating this school. He consulted with President Theodore Roosevelt and President William Howard Taft about issues involving race. He helped many black people get into federal office. This happened mostly during President Roosevelt 's terms. ("Booker T. Washington")
Booker T. Washington worked in a plantation owned by James Borrough,…

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