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

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…
DuBois was the opposer of Washington. DuBois was born into freedom in 1868 (lecture). DuBois was a scholar who studied African American life (lecture). DuBois was an aggressive active protestor for fighting against segregation, the opposite of Washington. DuBois was more aggressive than Washington and believed in fighting for what he wanted while going after it. Unlike Washington, DuBois believed in a higher education for African American people (lecture). DuBois wanted African American people to go after what they wanted, just as he did, and to not let others walk over them. DuBois wanted African Americans to go after educational majors like history, writing, english, law, and politics whereas Washington encouraged them to stay away from those majors (lecture). Washington argued that having an education would make young African American men and women more resistant against segregation and he did not want that. DuBois wanted to make African Americans resistant against segregation because it would make them able to end segregation. He wanted a smarter approach to segregation. DuBois was against Washington 's ideas because he thought by Washington saying for African Americans to give up education (which was the most important), he wanted them to give up on putting an end to segregation (lecture). It seemed as if Washington accepted the inferiority of African Americans. That is where their differences came in. DuBois did not want African Americans to give up on …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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