Compare Booker T Washington And W. E. B. Dubois

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Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois were two of the best known leaders for their fight against racial segregation. Although their ideas wanted the same outcome, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois often clashed with the ways they thought that overcoming segregation should be handled. A comparison and contrast of the views of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois both believing that there was a way to overcome racial inequality, but by having different views on the subject. Booker T. Washington was born in 1856 to a slave mother and an unknown white father (lecture). Washington was able to attend school and later become the president of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama (lecture). Washington wanted to fight against segregation, but in a …show more content…
Washington wanted young African American men and women to train for jobs they wanted and not go after an education. Washington argued that when there are skilled, successful African American men and women, the white people will see them as that, successful people. Washington also thought that by there being skilled African American people, that would somehow put an end to segregation or white people would see them as an equal. In 1895, Washington was invited by white southerners to speak about African Americans in Atlanta, GA (Washington). There, he made the speech of The Atlanta Compromise. “Cast down your bucket where you (Washington). That was one of Washington 's famous lines in The Atlanta Compromise speech. Washington meant that he wanted a friendly approach from the African American community on segregation and for white southerners to basically hire skilled/trained African American people. There were many white supporters of Washington 's idea on racial segregation because they did not see it as he did. They believed his speech really did not …show more content…
Their ideas were different, but they both wanted the same outcome of fighting against inequality. No one wanted segregation to continue. Washington and DuBois believed that African Americans needed skills and an education to understand themselves (lecture) and also to become successful. Washington wanted skill, while DuBois wanted a higher education for African Americans. Washington and DuBois also thrived on having self-respect being an African

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