John Dittmer's Analysis

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Washington’s belief that blacks should prove themselves through hard work can reflect on his promotion of vocational education. Several white citizens in the South believed blacks are not worthy nor are able to receive the type of education white citizens had, and Washington wanted to terminate this belief. According to Black Georgia in the Progressive Era by John Dittmer, “...most were suspicious of anything beyond a bare elementary eduucation. Former governor Allen D. Candler wrote, ‘I do not believe in the higher education of the darky. He should be taught the trades, but when he is taught the fine arts he gets educated above his caste which makes him unhappy’” (Dittmer 142). The amount of illiterate blacks heavily outweighed the amount
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