Booker T. Washington 's Perspectives Essay

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During the late 19th/early 20th century, there were two civil rights activists who wanted to better the Northern and Southern communities. Citizens respected African American activists like W.E.B Dubois and Booker T. Washington, because of their perseverance in solving political and cultural problems within the black communities. Although, W.E.B Dubois and Booker
Washington were opinionated about these issues, they wanted refinement in the government 's decisions. Acknowledging W.E.B Dubois and Booker T. Washington 's perspectives, I agree with both of them because they had a logical argument and propositions that could be convenient for the people. In 1895, Booker T. Washington, an African-American leader presented a powerful speech before a predominately white audience. He wanted to inform his listeners about the concerns he believed were hindering black lives. Booker T. Washington 's speech stated for the
African Americans to focus on obtaining industrial/vocational skills, obey the government 's system, stop protesting and continue to work as laborers. Booker T. Washington didn 't want
African Americans to fight for civil rights and racial discrimination; he supported the black people, but he insisted on solving things his way. He figured no one wanted to help the black people become successful. So, he felt that the African Americans had survive using what they were accustom to, which was working as laborers. Booker T. Washington 's logic is…

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