Booker T Washington Vs Childhood

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Booker T. Washington was an american author, writer, educator, orator, and advisor to presidents of the U.S.A. ; W.E.B Du Bois was a Pan-Africanist, author, writer, editor American sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist. Both outstanding men in their time, an unmeasurable amount of work achieved, and in both done in the 19th century. By using different aspects of their childhood, accomplishments, and view on civil rights both men can be compared and contrasted emancily. To begin this educated journey ,Booker T. Washington’s childhood creates an uplifting effect towards any person. Booker T. Washington’s effort just to have an education was incredible just by itself, having to work many hours before an after school just to make up for the work that was lost when he was in school. Booker T. Washington was born in Franklin County, Virginia around the 1850s, Booker T. Washington spent his early childhood as a slave. Chasing emancipation, Washington (like many Blacks) felt that a formalized education was the more efficient way to improve his living accommodations. Due to social segregation, the availability of education to blacks was unreasonable limited. Any student would have a horrendous attitude towards this, but not Booker T. Washington ,”“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed”(Norton pg.122). This quote can even
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