The African American Spokesperson Fredrick Douglass was an abolitionist, who became the 19th century author an orator(bio). Mr.Douglass was an human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and he wrote several autobiographies explaining his experiences in slavery (bio). Also, he wrote about his life after the civil war. On the other hand, Fredrick Douglass was similar in many ways to Wells and Douglass, but W.E.B had different views of equality that fredrick. Du Bois believed in urging blacks to accept segregation and focus on lifting themselves through hard work and visible prosperity. However, Douglass believed education was the only way to progress racial equality. Furthermore, Wells, and Du Bois were both civil rights activist, journalist, …show more content…
Her passion for Justice she was a fearless suffragist women’s rights advocate, she was and African American journalist, and she also was a speaker. When she began to fight for racial and gender justice she was in memphis where it all began. Then she ran into W.E.B Du Bois he was the co founder of the NAACP, that's how he came to known Ida B. Wells, he sees that she was just like him. They most likely had the same beliefs and they were devoted to their work. Du Bois was famous for his work in the things that he did as an activist writing was his compassion he studied an African American community, The Philadelphia Negro: a social study in 1889 marking the beginning of his expansive writing career. W.E.B fought for African Americans Rights and he believed that everybody should be equal as one. He was an educator, essayist, journalist, scholar, social critic and activist so his ability is very acknowledge and hard thinking. Ida B. Wells had a solution for lynching, she had it mapped out more than a hundred years ago. During the nineteenth century, Wells who was one of the co-founders of the NAACP she called for instant pursuit of federal policies that can protect black …show more content…
They both was born into slavery, and they fought for what they believed in. They joined to further the niagara movement, because they felt that the color line created prejudice towards blacks. Du Bois and Wells were both writers as well as a sociologist. They also had serious conflicts with Washington , they had many difficulties because Du Bois did not think blacks should submit to discrimination while patiently working for equality, but should firmly oppose it , but Washington felt like blacks should for the time being and concentrate on elevating themselves through hard work and material prosperity. Wells was among with a few black leaders to explicitly oppose of Washington because of his method. Wells and Du Bois felt like the black population could not become equivalent with the white population in their surroundings, but in another way, Washington thought the compromise was okay between the two parties. Washington was denounced by the leaders of the NAACP ( Wells and Du Bois) it was formed in 1909, especially Du Bois, who demanded a harder line on civil rights
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Both Washington and DuBois believed that the issues pertaining to race should be solved. Although they agree with each other, they are different in some aspects. Both Washington and DuBois agree that education is an important factor in improving conditions for African Americans. Along with that, both men think that there should be equality for every race and that civil rights should be available to everyone regardless of the race. Another thing that both men agree on is that lynching should be banned.
One of them being Web Du Bois. Du Bois was an African American born in Massachusetts in 1868. He earned his bachelor's degree at Fisk, and entered Harvard University to further his education. He would be the first African American to earn a P.H.D at Harvard. Du Bois had opposite views of Washington.
The following two quotes from Souls of Black Folk summarizes Du Bois attitude towards Booker T. Washington’s political plan and idea of industrial education. Both quotes are taken from CHAPTER III: Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others. Here is how W.E.B. Du Bois felt about Washington’s industrial education solution, “His programme of industrial education, conciliation of the South, and submission and silence as to civil and political rights, was not wholly original; the Free Negroes from 1830 up to war-time had striven to build industrial schools, and the American Missionary Association had from the first taught various trades; and Price and others had sought a way of honorable alliance with the best of the Southerners.” Du Bois made it known
Abbey Bliss 10-02-2014 Booker T. Washington & W.E.B. DuBois Not all too long ago, the United States was a land controlled largely by discrimination, segregation, hate, and the need to solve those problems. The land was wrought with confusion on how to handle the issue and many lost their lives in the confusion. Racism against African Americans was nothing new at this point in America, but the people needed someone to lead them and cause change in the nation. The two most recognized leaders of this time were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois. The people turned to them and trusted them with change.
Achieving African American Equality Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Du Bois were two of the most influential advocates for African American equality during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Blatty, 1). Although both men ultimately had the same goal, their methods for achieving African American equality were remarkably different. To begin, the men had conflicting ideas about what constituted as African American equality. Booker T. Washington argued that the accumulation of wealth and the ability to prove that Blacks were productive members of society would be the mark of true equality for African Americans (Painter, 155).
In the analysis of the abundance of wonderful leaders who made a difference in the African American community since emancipation, W.E.B Du Bois made a special impact to advance the world. From founding the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to his influential book The Souls of Black Folk, he always found an accurate yet abstract way of verbalizing the strives of African Americans as well as making platforms for them to be known. Although he had less power than most of the bigger named African American leaders of his time, W.E.B Dubois’ overweighing strengths verses weaknesses, accurate and creative analogies, leadership style, and the successful foundations he stood for demonstrates his ability to be both realistic and accurate in his assessment since emancipation. Though Du Bois did have a beneficial impact
Thesis statement: The two great leaders in the black community debating about the issues that face the Negro race and Du Bois gave a compelling argument by using pathos, logos and ethos to create an essay that will appear to all readers. Outline: This essay will showcase the contradicting philosophies between W.E.B Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. Also, paying close attention to the different types of leadership between the two historic leaders in the black community. Both W.E.B Du Bois and Booker T. Washington contributed to and helped shape the future of African Americans.
He believed that the best way to help African-Americans was by educating them. He became a teacher and headed and developed Tuskegee Institute. These men had very different childhoods, but as adults they both strove for the betterment
W.E.B DuBois’ plan was smarter than Booker T. Washington’s because DuBois’ plan was to fight for the rights of African Americans, and give people a good and equal education. Booker T Washington’s plan was to ignore segregation and discrimination so he can just focus on the wealth and education of former slaves to win over the whites acceptance. One part of DuBois’ plan was the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP. This Association was one of the most influential civil rights organization. It “focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues.”.
In the mid-to-late 1800s the African American community faced opposition and segregation. They were segregated from the whites and treated as second-class citizens. This segregation was caused in part by Jim Crow laws. Jim Crow laws separated races in schools, hospitals, parks, public buildings, and transportation systems. Both Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois had ideas on how to improve African American lives, Washington believed in starting at the bottom and working up whereas Du Bois had an opposing viewpoint he saw starting from the bottom as submissive and believed African Americans should hold important jobs in order to demand equal treatment.
W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington were two great leaders of the black community in the late 19th and 20th century. They both had the same intent with their thought but they came from two different backgrounds so it was hard for them to have agreement. Booker T. Washington spent his early childhood in slavery. W. E. B. DuBois grew up both free and in the North. Ergo, he did not experience the harsh conditions of slavery or of southern prejudice he grew up with white Americans and even attended predominately white schools.
It was there he experienced the Jim Crow laws and began to analyze the problems of American discrimination. William Du Bois philosophy on race was different compared to educator Booker T. Washington(Booker). They did not come to terms with a significant amount of topics, had different ideas on progressivism, yet still were able to merge their ideas to help Blacks gain equal rights. W.E.B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington had one of the biggest rivalries in the 20th century. They were both accomplished scholars and activists, but it was their differences in black progress and background that shaped blacks’ communities’ future.
Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois were two of the most influential black men that led to the push for civil rights. However, their philosophies differed greatly. They were vocal about their disagreements, and their opposing strategies are still discussed today in discussions regarding ending today’s racism. Booker T. Washington was born a slave, and grew up to be an incredibly influential man. Washington is famous for his inspiring Atlanta Compromise speech, where he spoke about how blacks should respond to racial tensions.
In conclusion, even though these men wanted the same thing; black equality, they went about creating it in different ways. Booker T. Washington mainly wanted to compromise his way with the whites into black equality. He urged blacks to deal with the discrimination for the time being and then to work their way up through society with mainly prosperity and hard work. On the other hand, W.E.B. DuBois focused on African-Americans being smart enough so that they could go anywhere in life. Education wise, he thought blacks should be exactly like whites, with a very high education and IQ.
Booker T. Washington was born a slave and worked as a janitor to get through school. Whereas W.E.B. Du Bois was born in the North and faced very little discrimination, and had an easier time getting into College. They were well educated, and the only difference between them was how they were raised in different environments. Both were on the journey to improve African American’s social and political status in America. However, they had different methods for getting what they wanted.