Compare And Contrast Washington Vs Dubois

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Booker T. Washington was born as a slave in Virgina. William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B) DuBois was born a free man in Massachusetts. Despite the differences in how they were raised, they both wanted to try and improve the way African Americans were treated in society. Washington gave a speech called the Atlantic Compromise, and DuBois wrote an Article/essay called The Talented Tenth. Both of these written works outlined the author's position on race. 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. Even though Washington and DuBois agree on many things. Their view on the type of education that should be taught is different. Washington believes that African Americans should be taught to work hard towards improving how they are seen in society "cast it down in agriculture, mechanics, in commerce, in domestic service, and in the professions"(page 2) Where …show more content…

A man that will be exceptional in their own way, and help change the way our society sees things or people they don't understand. I believe that education helps teach people to get past the fear of the unknown, and that hard work helps build character. I do however disagree with DuBois statement that if you teach people technical skills they will become artisans, not a man "If we make technical skill the object of education, we may possess artisans but not, men." (page 1) I think no matter what the profession they are all

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