Washington Vs Dubois Analysis

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After the American Civil War, slavery was abolished, unleashing a vast amount of Blacks into American society. Following the Civil War was the Reconstruction Era which empowered Blacks. For example, the 14th and 15th amendment were passed which made blacks citizens with the same rights as any other slavery and gave blacks voting rights. Southern blacks begin taking control over the states as voting privilege allowed blacks to be voted into local government position and even a senator position in the U.S Congress. However, with the end of Reconstruction by the Compromise of 1877 which removed all federal troops in the south in exchange for Hayes withdrawal from the presidential election, Southern states made new constitutions to disenfranchised the blacks. In response to this, W. E. B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington proposed their own plan to fight for equality. Although both plans have their advantages, Dubois’ plan offers a more effective method to the path of equality because it establishes Blacks into American Society and did not make them…show more content…
For example, Washington was born in the South as a slave and was the founder of Tuskegee Institute. As he was a slave, he understands the resentments of the white owners and knows to what extent the white owner can do. That’s why he suggests that blacks should be subordinate to white until they are worthy of full economic and political rights. As a Tuskegee Institute founder, he would favor agriculture and industrial means since Tuskegee Institute was mostly focused on training Blacks on agriculture pursuit. On the other hand, DuBois was born after the Civil War in the northern states and was the first to graduate black to graduate from Harvard. Being born after the Civil War in the north he does not have much exposure to harsh actions by the white than Washington. Being a Harvard graduate, he will have a bias to the elites since he is an elite
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