Brea Perine-Winn HY 136-105 September 14,2012 Clashing Views: Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B Dubois Both Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Dubois were two of the most important leaders during the early 20th century. Although they came from two completely different stories, they both strongly believed that African Americans should try to better themselves with an education and receive equality like everyone else. Some people tend to fail and acknowledge the fact how dedicated and driven these two individuals where about changing others lives’ and left and huge impact during the early 20th century. Booker T. Washington was born on April 5,1856 in Virginia to an enslaved African-American mother and an unknown White father.1 Being the son of a slave, Washington was automatically born a slave himself too. Washington’s unknown father is known to be a farmer of a nearby plantation where Washington’s mother might have worked at as the cook.
Their ideas often differed from other black leaders. DuBois’s affiliation with the NAACP attempted to solve the problem through integration. Garvey’s UNIA centered around the idea of blacks helping blacks, attempting to relieve blacks of any dependence on whites. Both men had a lasting impact on generations to come. The beliefs of W.E.B.
La’Sarah Richards Two great leaders of the black community in the 19th century were W.E.B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington. However, they had disagreements on strategies for black social and economic progress. Their opposing philosophies is in much of today's discussions on how to end class and racial injustice in the black community (Atlanta Exposition Address, 2005). Booker T. Washington, the most influential black leader of his time, preached a philosophy on self-help, racial solidarity and accommodation.
Firstly Booker T. Washington, he was a Black educator who focused on practical education which would lead to black social advancement. He gained a PHD at Harvard University. Despite his high profile he was a controversial figure, he represented the hopes and aims of African-American’s at the time, he promoted self-help, self-reliance and social advancement. He did this via actively supporting black education, which was to be influential as it gave way for education of practical and vocational work, unfortunately this wasn’t that of an academic institution. However this showed people how to be blacksmiths, wagon makers and agricultural techniques.
Lee concluded that slavery would help both white and black races grow equally. In the letter Lee also questions the motivations and morals of the founding fathers about what equality really meant to them. The letter seems to be ironic, reason being Robert E. Lee should be the biggest supporter of slavery for the South but seems to be torn on the issue (Fair Use
They praised Washington and called the school “the greatest institution of its kind in the world.” Washington in turn emphasized the support and encouragement that he received from local whites. The model-community idea furthered Washington’s goal of making Tuskegee Institute a demonstration of the industry and good character of blacks, and example of what they could do when given opportunity and good leadership.” (Norrell 22) The above quote is from Robert J. Norrell’s Reaping the Whirlwind. This quote is from the beginning of the book describing the Tuskegee Institute which was one of the first major civil rights victories for blacks in Alabama. The Tuskegee Institute would not only
Debate: Pro DuBois W.E.B. Du DuBois theories on civil rights were better than Booker T. Washington's theories. William Edward Burghardt DuBois was an African American scholar and leader in the early 1900's who encouraged African Americans on being book smart and developing leadership skills, so they could have the same opportunities as whites. He was one of the United States most outgoing educators. In 1895 he was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
After the effects of the Second World War which Black Americans had played such a key role in, President Truman felt obliged to commit to Civil Rights for Black Americans evident following the report ‘to secure these rights.’ Following the report's ,several initiatives were organised to achieve these rights, one of which was the signing of Executive Order 9980 and Executive Order 10308. These were crucial in improving the lives of Black Americans as they guaranteed fair employment practices in the Civil Services and that defence contracts would not go to companies that discriminated against Black Americans, hence empowering them in the workplace. However, some people argued that WW2 did not change anything and neither did the report ‘to secure these rights.’ This is because even though President Truman pushed for more civil rights there was not much funding due to a white government and a lack of support which therefore lead to these new Orders not being pushed through. Therefore resulting in De Jure as it could not be converted into De Facto change, which unfortunately happened with other Civil Rights organisations such as the NAACP, CORE and the
Education represented on opportunity to escape ignorance and poverty. The ability to attend the Negro college comes to him through hard work. As valedictorian of his high school class he receives a scholarship. He idolizes, Dr. Bledsoe, the president of the Negro College. He aspires to emulate Dr. Bledsoe at the conclusion of his educational journey.
Dominique Beck History 11 July 9 2011 Up From Slavery: Summary and Opinion Booker T. Washington, born April 5th, 1856, was a famed educator, author, orator, and political leader. He was also the international leader for the betterment of African American lives in the South after the Reconstruction period. Washington spent a great deal of his life fighting for economic and social improvement of Blacks while still accommodating Whites, in regards to voting rights and social equality. During the years 1900 through 1901, Booker T. Washington started publishing his first autobiography, Up from Slavery, an account of his life. It was published at first in the popular magazine Outlook, which helped it to reach a more diverse audience; it was