Booker T Washington Vs Dubois Analysis

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Both Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois have difference approach on the problem of discrimination of the black people by the white people. Booker T. Washington focused on the agricultural and industrial education, he believes that an economic acceptance would lead to political and social acceptance. Those black men and women who had attended the Institutions such as Tuskegee and Hampton would be recognized. He told the black people should Welcome menial labour as a first step in the struggle for progress. Black people need not protest, they should struggle steadily rather than make defiant demands. Washington speech was warmly received by both white and black listeners while T Thomas Fortune, the black editor of the New York Age claimed that Washington had replaced Frederick Douglass.
Washington have put a lot of effort on making progress for the black people. For instance, he was especially effective in dealing with prominent white businessmen. For example, Rosenwald, a businessman, consulted with Washington and contribute several million dollars to construct public schools for black youngsters across the southern states. His connections to white …show more content…

Du Bois disagree on Washington’s apparent agreement with white southerners that black people were not their equals. He Attack Washington for failing to stand up for political and civil right and higher education for black Americans. In 1905, He carried the anti-Washington crusade, or the Niagara Movement. Base on his theory, black people should protest emphatically and continually against the curtailment of their political rights, He also demanded an end to segregation. However, in 1908 the Niagara movement collapsed due to the interference of Washington. Washington dispatched spies to Niagara meetings to report on the organization’s activities while he let it be known that black federal employees might be dismissed if they joined the Niagara

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