Similarities Between Booker T. Washington And W. E. B. Dubois

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Although Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois had opposing philosophies on ending racial and economic inequalities for African Americans, W.E.B Dubois emphasized the need for direct involvement in civil rights and political reform. His philosophies and strategies, in my opinion are what helped lead the road towards African Americans gaining their rights. Booker T. Washington ridiculed W.E.B Dubois’s strategy of fighting for their civil rights. Washington believed that the best way to obtain their rights is to prove to whites that African Americans can be productive members of society by means of “keeping their mouths shut, working, and saving, and buy a house.” Dubois refuted his philosophies by stating that there is no point in saving for

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