How Did Booker T Washington Change During The Late 1800s And Early 1900s

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During the late 1800s and early 1900s there were many reforms taking place. There were social, civil, city, and even federal changes occurring. Although each of these reforms plays a pivotal time in history, a few seem to stand out. One was social reform of blacks, another women’s suffrage and lastly an attempt to thwart corruption by reforming how cities were managed. Booker T Washington was a major contributor to reform of blacks during this era. This man was a previous slave who wanted to help other former slaves by teaching trades and skills. Washington did not so much fight for rights or equality, but instead asked his followers to just obey a white dominated social structure. Washington was very influential and created a large following.
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