After slavery was ended in the late 1800’s, many African Americans were tasked with the burden of integrating into a society that most of them only knew as servants. This posed a fork in the road for the common African American. Do they assimilate as quietly as possible and learn how to contribute to the American society and economy as a working man? Or do they continue their everlasting fight for even truer equality in America by fighting for voting rights, civil rights, and a higher education opportunity for them and their children? Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois both argued their views on the dilemma that faced their people, with Booker aligning more with the first question and Du Bois associating himself with the second, while refuting Washington’s vision.
Booker T. Washington has long been recognized as a pioneer and a leader in the fields of civil rights, African-American literature, education, and politics. Long remembered for his speeches, his book Up from Slavery, and his bootstrap concept. Booker T. Washington contributed to the cause of civil rights and social equality in manner formats and discourses. Booker T. Washington’s life story also helps explain and translate the African-American experience in America, at both a specific historical moment, and in the context of American history in general. Washington’s text Up from Slavery is an autobiographical account of his life, and acts as a literary and historical argument in favor of equality and civil rights.
Everyone has made an argument. It could be as little as argueing so you can to your friend’s house to as big as why you should be president. Whenever you make an argument you’re trying to persuade the person to listen to you. The points you make are ethos (appeals to credibility), logos (logic), or pathos (emotion). You do it without knowing.
During the late nineteenth century, the Reconstruction of the South left many to question his/her individual place in society. After being freed from the bonds of slavery, African Americans struggled to understand their role as citizens of the United States. In the chaos of this time period, new leaders rose up. Two such influential people were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. Both helped to establish their own ideals concerning the matter of integration.
The black folk were freed by the abolition of slavery, yet this new freedom was not so. Ther identity was forever fractured between black and American, and even after they internalized the whites’ perspectives of them, they still wanted to be both without the disadvantages and racism. They were degraded, dehumanize, and shamed for their lack of education and job skills. In 1865, the Freemen’s Bureau was established by Congress to provide them with aid after living in slavery and not owning tools, homes, or land.
WEB DuBois was a civil rights activist who lived from 1868 to 1963. He was the first African American to earn a doctorate degree and attended college at the University of Berlin and Harvard. He faced opposition from colonial and US authorities because they thought his attributes resembled communism. However, eventually, he went on to be a co-fonder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Similarities and differences of Old major's speech and Martin Luther King Jr. speech Old major’s dream Old major’s dream is a dream about the earth,when man has vanished . Old major said “is it not crystal clear,comrades, that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings? Only get rid of man,and the produce of our labour would be our own”. When old major says this he is saying that all the evils in the world are caused by man. He is basically saying that once all mankind is gone the earth would be a better place.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Great Equalizer The discrimination that took over the United States during the reign of the highest and most influential African American to ever change this great nation was the worst that most people have ever seen. His life was led through segregation from the whites and was very controversial throughout the country at his time. This amazing man, Martin Luther King, Jr, brought about keeping everyone equal, writing influential speeches to bring attention to the segregation, and being an inspiration to young men and women all over the country. King, being the most influential man to come to this country, helped to change many issues.
Two Great Men “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ”- Thomas a. Edison Frederick Douglas and Booker T. Washington were both amazing civil rights activists. Frederick Douglas was a runaway slave who worked to end slavery.
W.E.B dubois was a civil rights activist professor and actor. he also bonded the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) W.E.B dubois believe that African Americans can have equal rights and deserve an equal education. WEB dubois wrote an essay in which he said that African American and minorities had a responsibility to work hard and achieve success because of all of the hardships and sacrifices their ancestors had experienced. so we can say how we fill.the dubois said,“Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.”