Analysis Of The Souls Of Black Folks By W. E. B. Dubois

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917498187 The Compromise of Negros DuBois’ philosophy was heavily followed between the years of 1901 and 1903. DuBois made it very vocal that he grew to find Washington’s program painful, as he became more outspoken about racial injustice and began to differ with Washington over the importance of liberal arts education. DuBois noted that Washington’s accommodating program produced little to no real gain for the race of the Negro people. DuBois came to view Washington as a political boss who had too much power and used it ruthlessly to his own advantage. Although DuBois admitted that he was worthy of honor, he believed Washington was a limited and misguided leader. DuBois launched a well-reasoned, thoughtful, and unequivocal attack on Washington’s program in his classic collection of essays, The Souls of Black Folk, in…show more content…
With the publication of this book, DuBois took the leadership in the struggle against Booker T. Washington and headed the radical protest movement for civil rights for Negroes. In The Souls of Black Folk, DuBois took the position that “the Black men of America have a duty to perform; a duty stern and delicate—a forward movement to oppose a part of the work of their greatest leader.” In W.E.B. DuBois novel, The Souls of Black Folks, he speaks on the pros and cons of Washington’s good deeds. In the chapter titled, “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others”, DuBois heavily criticizes how Washington states in his well-known “Atlanta Compromise” speech that Negros can only survive through submission. Washington asks the Negro people to give up three things, 1. Political power, 2. Insistence on civil rights, and 3. Higher education of Negro youth.
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