Analysis Of Booker T. Washington

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According to the readings, Booker T. Washington believed in the Industrial Education also called a Technical/Vocational Education for the Negros, and W.E.B DuBois believed in the Liberal Arts Education. Booker wrote and delivered the speech The Atlanta Compromise in 1895. He was known for founding the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now known as Tuskegee University in Alabama. The Institute grew immensely and focused on training African Americans in agricultural pursuits. Bookers’ statement the Atlanta Compromise was on race-relations, he was one of the leading black educators in the United States in the late 19th century. A political adviser and writer, Washington clashed with intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois over their ideas about racism and the lack of civil rights for blacks. DuBois was known for his pursuit of social justice, literary imagination, and his scholarly research. DuBois studied the academic fields of sociology, literature, history, urban studies as well as gender studies. Booker was born a black slave; he was Southern, he was a doer, also was a dark person. Booker left home at the age of 16 and walked about 500 miles to the Hampton Normal Agricultural Institute in Virginia. Along his way he took odd jobs to supply himself with some money. He persuaded administrators to let him attend the school, and took a job as a janitor to help pay for his schooling. General C. Armstrong the schools founder and headmaster, discovered Booker as a hardworking boy

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