Essay about Washington 's Creation Of The Tuskegee Industrial School

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Booker T. Washington was a strong supporter of the industrial and vocational model of education. His style of education was geared toward educating and advancing the African American race in post-slavery America. He believed that African Americans, especially men, would be able to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, and prove themselves to be worthy contributors, to the white males. In 1895, he delivers the Atlanta Compromise, where he stresses the potential worth of African American men to a predominantly white male audience. Furthermore, Washington’s creation of the Tuskegee Industrial School was the most certain way for black people to advance, by learning skills and establishing a willingness to do manual labor. He believed that book knowledge was not for every man, and industrial education provided more value to the individual and the community. Considering this, he strongly regarded growth from experience and a transfer of knowledge from those experiences. Eventually, the black man would feel a sense of accomplishment and will begin to raise his race from the bottom, to its desired position in society.
In W.E.B. DuBois’ essay, the Talented Tenth argues the need for higher education for African Americans. He argues that it is important for the cause that there are formally educated Black men, who are able to fight for and lift up the Negro people. He looked toward those selected few, who would be the voices for all of those who did not have…

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