Booker T. Washington. B. Dubois Essay

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Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois were two of the best known leaders for their fight against racial segregation. Although their ideas wanted the same outcome, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois often clashed with the ways they thought that overcoming segregation should be handled. A comparison and contrast of the views of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois both believing that there was a way to overcome racial inequality, but by having different views on the subject. Booker T. Washington was born in 1856 to a slave mother and an unknown white father (lecture). Washington was able to attend school and later become the president of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama (lecture). Washington wanted to fight against segregation, but in a way that was peaceful and calming (lecture). Washington 's idea on fighting segregation dealt with not trying to anger the people who helped him train young African American men. Washington wanted young African American men and women to train for jobs they wanted and not go after an education. Washington argued that when there are skilled, successful African American men and women, the white people will see them as that, successful people. Washington also thought that by there being skilled African American people, that would somehow put an end to segregation or white people would see them as an equal. In 1895, Washington was invited by white southerners to speak about African Americans in Atlanta, GA (Washington). There, he made the…

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