Essay about Booker T Washington And Du Bois

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While Booker T Washington and Du Bois agreed in some ways, they also disagreed.They were very important in the fight against segregation. They were important because Du bois supported civil rights through revolution, while Booker T Washington supported it through evolution. They both had different philosophies that had an impact in their own ways. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Booker T had a tough early life. Booker Taliaferro Washington was born on April 5,1856. “He was born a slave, but, after emancipation, moved with his family to Malden.”(Britannica Encyclopedia)He was born in Franklin County Virginia, United States. Which is about a four hour drive from Washington DC. Was born a slave to his mother, Jane Ferguson. Young Booker T did not attend school like many of the free children. Instead he worked. A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A AA A A A A A A A A A A A A A A

Booker T Washington’s work was very difficult. He had to take corn to the mill once a week. He hated the job. Booker T wanted to go to school instead, even though he could not.

The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865. The slaves were all set free. Booker T’s family including his mother, his step father, his brothers, and himself moved to Malden, West Virginia. Here in Malden, Washington’s father received a job as a salt packer. a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

Schools soon opened for African-Americans in Malden. Although Booker T was still required to…

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