Washington Vs Dubois

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Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskegee institute which is still a predominate and successful black university today. He believed that the route to equality came from hard work and the education of the black race. While he did urge freed slaves to educate themselves, he did accept the civil liberties that were being taken away from them. W.E.B. Du Bois on the other hand, believed this was unacceptable. He also belittled Washington’s school for not acting quickly enough to educate African Americans but, also said they were not learning anything that would be considered higher learning. Both of these men wanted the same thing overall. They both just had a different vision for achieving that goal, the goal being the equality of blacks to whites.

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