African American Civil Rights Leaders Analysis

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Three African American civil rights leaders helped change history by educating blacks. After reconstruction Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, and WEB Dubois all educated blacks so that today we can have African Americans in higher authority positions like President Barack Obama. Booker T. Washington and WEB Dubois taught older blacks while Ida B. Wells taught children. Ida B. Wells was born a slave in Mississippi. She took a job as a teacher and taught children. Later she became a newspaper writer, the pen name she used was Lola. There was an incident where she was forcibly removed from a railroad car and forced to sit in a colored-only car. She sued the railroad company, but it was overturned on appeal. She lost her job as a teacher because she wrote an editorial critical of the segregation in the schools in Memphis. She also experienced violent intimidation when a friend of hers was lynched in Memphis. Because of her outspoken criticism of lynching, whites became violent and forced her out of Memphis. She was an advocate for the NAACP, along with WEB Dubois. WEB Dubois was an advocate for the NAACP. He was born free in the north. He earned a PhD from Harvard University in 1895. He disagreed with what Booker T. Washington was going for. He argued that all blacks should have the opportunity for some education that fits their talents.He …show more content…

Washington was born a slave. He raised himself to a leadership position and founded the Tuskegee Institute, where he taught blacks, he provided vocational training and opportunities for employment to them. He provided agricultural training to them so they could achieve economic freedom. He made public statements that he believes that African Americans should just take the Jim Crow laws and be second class citizens, but behind the scenes he fought for better social and political rights for blacks. There was conflict between him and WEB Dubois. Him and Ida B. Wells both were former slave who fought for their

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