Addams Vs Dubois

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With all of the craziness going on in our world today whether it be politically (the ever unraveling Trump saga), socially (raging race or gender problems) or economically (money circulation to everyone or lack thereof), it would be quite easy for someone with a dream to feel discouraged, especially if they were on the “opposed” side of any of the above mentioned issues. But after reading about Jane Addams and W.E.B. Dubois, they prove that as long as you are consistent, passionate and conscientious you can accomplish whatever you set your mind to, regardless of your gender, color or political/economic stature.
Jane Addams was a social worker, philosopher, activist and author born in 1860. She was a “white” woman who was passionate about
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Dubois was an professor, sociologist, historian and civil rights activist born in 1868. Dubois attended Harvard (where he also received the first African American Doctorate) and was very passionate about the civil rights movement, and equal rights for everyone regardless of race. Dubois went on to help organize the “Niagara Movement” in 1905 which opposed Booker T. Washingtons “Atlanta Compromise” that stated African Americans would submit to white political rule, in exchange for basic economic and educational opportunities. Dubois was against segregation and called for equality. He went on to co-found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People(NAACP) in 1909. The NAACP’s main goal was to promote racial equality and equal rights, and to completely rid society of racial hate and prejudice and to overall ensure African Americans had equal opportunities economically whether jobs, education, etc. Dubois even ran the NAACP’s official magazine he named “the Crisis” in which he used as a vessel to bring awareness to societal issues regarding race and predjudice, political views, to promote higher education but to most importantly present and promote a more “modern” view of African Americans, that would allow them to be seen as humans, instead of still being treated like
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