Compare And Contrast Booker T Washington And Du Bois
The Atlanta Compromise took place in 1895. This was the name of a speech given by Booker T. It took place at Piedmont Park. In the Atlanta Compromise, Booker T revealed his attitude on race relations during a speech at the Cotton States and international exposition which took place in Atlanta, Georgia. In one sentence he summarized his concept of race relations appropriate for the times: “In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.”(Britannica Encyclopedia) Washington said that African Americans should accept segregation and coercement, as long as white people allowed them equality in court, a chance to receive an education, and progress economically.An important quote from the Atlanta compromise was, “When we were freed to get into Congress rather than build a …show more content…
It tells the story of Dubois and a group of other African Americans. Du bois said that blacks and whites were separated by a “color line”. Du bois has the readers experience what the color line is like. He talks about himself going to Fisk University located in Nashville, Tennessee. He had to go through jim crow.Jim crow was the practice of segregating African Amercians. This book was very important in the 1960’s during the civil rights movement.
Going more in depth into Jim Crow Laws, they were discrimination and coercement laws. They controlled the south for three quarters of a century. The laws affected many aspects of everyday life. Segregating parks, libraries, restrooms, trains, buses, restaurants,and even schools. Signs that displayed “white” and “colored” were constantly enforcing the laws.
WEB Du bois gathered a set of photographs for an exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition. It was for the “American Negro” exhibit. He gathered 363 photographs and put them all into albums. At this time, Du bois was still teaching at Atlanta University. He was determined to fight racism. He thought that if he could expose what african american life was like he would be able to get the facts through peoples heads. The photographs of the African American men would be used as “evidence”. Du bois received a lot of praise for his exhibit later on. The judges awarded him with a gold