Booker T Washington Swot Analysis

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During the turn of the twelfth century, William Edward Burghadt and Booker T. Washington wanted to help the Black community progress. To do this they both formulated ideas and approaches to effectively quicken the social equality of the blacks. Although these Negro leaders developed approaches to help the same cause, they strongly opposed one another. And although these two men both had sensible ideas to help reach social equality, I believe Booker T. Washington’s position and approach represented the best hope for progress. Booker T. Washington was a person who was born into slavery. After the Civil war and the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, Washington and his family became free. At first he just worked at the Salt mines in West Virginia but he later began to study and practice reading and writing (Biography.com Editors). In order to get a good education, Washington …show more content…
Washington favored racial solidarity. If the Negro people separate themselves from the white people, they are just doing what White people did, segregating whites and blacks, and this is not any better. Washington believed that the Negro people should use their vocation to advance and W.E.B. Dubois believed that the Negro people needed higher education to advance. Although there is nothing wrong with having a higher education, during his time the black people recently became free and they most likely did not have much money with them to afford a higher education. They have to work with whatever skill they possess to earn money in order to even get an education and this is one of the reasons why I believe Washington’s position and approach is the best for progress. Also, Booker T. Washington was a former slave and as a well accomplished man I believe he would know more about the best way for recently freed black people to advance as a people and get a good education than Dubois, who was free from

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