The Race And Role Of African Americans Essay

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Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois had opinions regarding the race and role of African Americans that differed in many ways such as: ways of achieving education and how equality should be attained. They both had two very diverse proposals when it came to African Americans improving their education and overall situation. Regarding their unlike proposals, they both shared the common goal of helping the African American community. Washington and Du Bois had very different upbringings, which nature their decisions from the slightest, to the highest.
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Washington and Dubois’s ideas for achieving black equality are different in a number of ways. One way that their ideas differ is through ways of achieving education. Washington designed, developed, and guided the Tuskegee Institute which became a foundation of African-American education and political influence in the United States. This college was designed for African Americans to reach their full potential in not just book learning, but for life skills as well. He believed that morals and the arts of life were to be taught as the subject in this school. He did not believe that blacks were designated to the industrial life, but he did desire for the industrial foundation to be laid. W. E. B. Du Bois started the organization called The Talented Tenth, which was a leadership class of the top 10% of African Americans. This term was used to describe one out of ten black men becoming leaders in the world. Dubois strongly…

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