Essay Analysis Of The Book ' The Souls Of Black '

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Booker T. Washington acted as a leader for the African American community and freed slaves. He himself was the last black leader and advocate born into slavery; he served as a voice for the final generation of slaves. His primary goal was centered around improving the African American community through education and development of skill related to any field of industrial work. Washington wrote the autobiography, Up From Slavery, as a way of addressing the fight for equality of African Americans in early 20th century America. W.E.B. Du Bois was a civil rights activist and served as a voice for the black community in the early 20th century. He was also the co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His primary focus was to fight for the rights of African Americans, so that they can have equal opportunity in their progression in America. Du Bois wrote the book, The Souls of Black Folk, which highlighted what is was like to be black in America. Up From Slavery and The Souls of Black Folk comparably addressed the concern of African American growth and progression in their communities, but differed in the way the argument was delivered. Washington and Du Bois’ literary development were strikingly different, primarily because of their different experiences in life and what they believed was the problem for black folk. Up From Slavery was an autobiography of Booker T. Washington’s development from a former slave to educator. He was born…

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