Compare And Contrast Booker T Washington

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America is a big and diverse country with a lot of freedom now but it wasn't like this before. African Americans were not treated well in the 1800s and some argue they still are not today. In the 1800s African Americans were mostly slaves and were treated with different laws than whites and the African Americans of the time could not have a word with the whites because if they did they would get hung. African Americans were despised you can say then. Imagine while you are walking in the street being your skin color someone judges you just because you're black, isn't that crazy?! Now racism has been around for a while now and has been a huge issue and not just treating blacks differently but giving them less pay. There are many …show more content…

Booker T Washington was actually born a slave meaning for almost his entire childhood he lived the life of a slave. A guy like him you would not expect to support the whites but when you have no other option you to do what you have to do no matter what it may be. Both of these people are very different. Booker T. Washington had a different view on African Americans and W.E.B Du Bois had a different view on African Americans for example, “He is recognized for his educational advancements and attempts to promote economic self-reliance among African Americans.” (History.com pg.1). And W.E.B Du Bois is recognized for several historical books and the amount of details in them. Some books of his include, The Souls of Black Folks, The Crisis, and Black Reconstruction. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Bois were both very different. Booker T. Washington was an African American Educator who changed the world of education in the 1800s and in particular changed education for African Americans in the United States especially because at the time African American Children did not get good education. Blacks were inferior to the whites at this time. Booker T. tried to solve the issue of racism as well in his career. W.E.B Du Bois and Booker T. Washington differed in many major ways, Booker t. Washington was born a slave and W.E.B wasn't. Also Booker T. was an educator where as du Bois isn't. Booker T. Washington wanted people to

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