Booker T. Washington vs W. E. B DuBois

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Michael Borowski

Mr. Cleary

ELA8H, period 7

11/12/13

"Booker T. Washington vs. W.E.B Dubois"

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B Dubois were two famous African American leaders during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were both activists and wanted blacks to have an education; they also wanted to end discrimination towards blacks. These leaders both wrote great speeches which clearly specified what they thought was right for African Americans. Even though Washington and Dubois focused on the same social, political and economic issues, they strongly disagreed on strategies of achieving their goal of equality.

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Dubois and his supporters responded to this speech by establishing the Niagara Movement.

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The Niagara Movement was a group of African-American civil rights activists including W.E.B Dubois; they wrote a speech that demanded for equality and to cease discrimination. The speech claims that as
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