How Did Booker T Washington Fight For African American Rights

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The Agreement that Changes History What if you were a slave on a farm and grew up to be one of the most Intelligent and most Outstanding person there was in the time of the 1800’s? Or what If you were a born genius on there way to get a scholarship to Harvard university and getting a job as a philosopher, professor, Editor, Journalist, and a historian. Booker T Washington and W.E.B Dubois both agreed that there should be African American rights in the US. Although they had different opinions on how to get those rights for African Americans. Booker T Washington was born In Virginia on a farm on April 5, 1856. Booker T Washington was a born a slave. From 1856 to 1915 Booker T Washington became one of the most Influential African American there was at the time by his great knowledge and his passion to help others. In 1881, Booker T Washington found the school Tuskegee Institute. A African American school made to train teachers. Booker T Washington Attended the school “Hampton University” In 1875 the later on switched and attended …show more content…

Washington addressed “It is at the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top” he was fighting for the rights of African Americans He believed the best way to do this was for African Americans to accept that they are inferior. Booker T. Washington believed that African Americans and whites should be equal and kept “separate as the fingers”. DuBois was a African American man that was born not as a slave but still believed that African Americans and Whites should be equal. In contrast, DuBois believed that African American boys should have the same education as White boys. Also He believed that color discrimination is unacceptable. In W.E.B DuBois’ Book, he states that “ Mr.Washington 's programme practically accepts the alleged inferiority of the Negro races… Mr. Washington withdraws many of the high demands of Negroes as men and American citizens…” Although Washington had one

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