Booker T Washington Influence

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There were many African American influencer as time passed by, one who stands out the most is, Booker T. Washington. He was the founder of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in 1881, now called Tuskegee University in Alabama. Booker T. Washington was known for his intelligences. He has influencer many African Americans and wanted to protect his people from the abused they suffered. He led many important movements that helped African Americans gain rights and be equal. His way of taking action was different than others which may have given him critic by many other major influencers but that did not discourage Booker T. Washington. As much as Booker T. Washington expression his opinions and try to help his people. Many disagree would with him, because he believed in taking action by using words and intelligent. He did not want any harm to his people, this was when lynching was becoming common. He warned many African Americans to not let others get the best of them or else they will be lynch. But this did not stop people from protesting. In fact, Booker T. Washington got criticize by many people including W.E.B. Du Bois. Which made both of them became rivals because of their stances of taking actions. September 1895, Booker T. Washington did a speech named, “Atlanta Compromise Speech.” He talks about giving African …show more content…
Washington is a very informative journal that shows may recognition from whites. Some of his autobiography were written from whites, and books about his legacy as well. This journal mentions a critical statement from Ida B. Wells-Barnett being quoted from her autobiography, saying Washington must care about white people views while his people are getting lynch. Iba B. Wells-Barnett was in NAACP. She was a journalist and written a book named “Southern Horrors.” It seems like, NAACP group does not agree with Washington’s methods of reasoning. Because they were based on taking

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