Compare And Contrast Dubois And Booker T Washington

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Two great African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th century were W.E.B DuBois and Booker T. Washington. These two men are similar as they both want educational equality for African-Americans. Washington wants rational education for African-Americans, but to continue living separately from whites. Though DuBois thinks that African-Americans should have the best education along side with their equal rights.

Booker T. Washington was born April 5,1856 as a slave on a small farm in West Virginia. As he got older and was able to work he worked in the kitchen with his mother, he did many jobs and when those jobs weren’t done correctly he was beaten. Then at 9 years old he started working at a salt furnace with his stepdad Ferguson, the job required
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He did want independence for African-Americans and whites in the south, but wanted everyone to remain socially separate. The“Tuskgee Machine” won the northern whites and African-Americans; there were some African-Americans that considered Washington to be a traitor to his own people. The whites needed to feel as if they still had control over Africans-Americans. Washington said “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 progresses”. Washington thought the postwar social uplift had begun at the wrong end of acquisition of political and civil rights rather than economic self determination. In 1901 President Theodore Roosevelt invited Washington to the white house, making him the first African-American to be honored. President Roosevelt used Washington as an advisor on racial matters, probably because Washington accepted the racial subservience. Whites in congress seen Washington’s success as a threat and wanted him along with other African-Americans to be put in their place. Washington did keep his …show more content…
DuBois always considered himself as “mulatto” man, growing up he did newspaper reporting. He went to school with whites and was supported academically by his teachers. In 1884 he graduated in his class as valedictorian from his high school. DuBois moved to Nashville, Tennessee so he could attend Frisk University, He’s been educated at Frisk University, Harvard University, and even University of Berlin on a Slater fund fellowship. He did become a professor of economics and history at Atlanta University. DuBois did serve two years as a professor of Greek and Latin, at Wilberforce University in Ohio. He began studying the sociological studies at the same time Washington was developing his theory of industrial education. DuBois disagreed with Washington’s “Atlantic Compromise” speech. In 1905 DuBois became the founder and general secretary of the Niagara Movement, an African-American protest group made up of scholars and professionals. In 1909 DuBois was among the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NCAAP), in 1910 to 1934 he served NCAAP as a director of publicity and research. DuBois was a member of the board of directors and editor of a magazine called “The Crisis”, the NCAAP’s magazine. DuBois directed agitation, aggression, and sarcasm towards white Americans while serving as a source of information to African-Americans. The magazine always involved young

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