Booker T. Washington's Speech Analysis

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It has been thirty years since the civil war ended with the north winning the war and slavery put to an ended. However, by the north winning the war it left the the south in ruble in two ways, one is that they loses their free labor force, so have to rely on themselves to makes money. Although they lost their labor force; they also lost many acres of land that could used as plantation grounds to make money. Yet the war left the land destroyed and unable to be used making the south go into an economic downfall. But one man can up with a plan on September 18, 1895 to fix the problem. That man was Booker T. Washing, for that man was the person delivered a speech at the Atlanta that made up a goal that could make the south great again. Washington …show more content…
Washington thought that African Americans can cooperate with the white people is because he wanted people of both white and black to ask each other help so both can get support from each other in their desperate time. In article of his speech called "Booker T. Washington Delivers the 1895 Atlanta Compromise Speech" by Booker T. Washington; when he talk about cooperation he states, “Cast down your bucket where you are — cast it down in making friends in every manly way of the people of all races by whom we are surrounded"(2). Meaning that he wants people of both race to pull out their hands for help from each other, so they can recognize each other not by race, but as people who can help each other. Which can contribute to fixing their economy. However, Dubois criticizes this statement in his article "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others" he states,"Negro’s tendency to self-assertion has been called forth; at this period a policy of submission is advocated"(1). Dubois is meaning that Washington is telling that are race must submit their will to better themselves and ask for help that did them injustices. Although Washington is not asking for complete submission, for he is ask people to give the willingness of ask for help, He wants both races to have the willingness to ask for help so they can both prosper in this desperate

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