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Compare And Contrast Booker T Washington And W. E. B Dubois

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Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois are two very powerful people who were very good at molding the social and political views of African Americans through their writings in the twentieth century. Washington clashed with other black leaders such as W.E.B DuBois. W.E.B DuBois said that “Washington’s views were born out of present reality.” Washington and DuBois had very similar goals but they both faced and handled the problems of African Americans in different ways. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois had one thing that they both wanted to do, and that was to accomplish getting education for all African Americans. They both had two very separate and different views on how to accomplish having African Americans educated. To get to this goal, the African American community was split into two because they would either support the views of Booker T. Washington which were that he believed in industrial and agricultural labor, or they supported the views of W.E.B DuBois which was a strategy to be put through higher education to then have first-class citizenship for the African-American race.
Booker T. Washington was born a slave on a farm in Virginia, Washington in 1856. Washington was one of many who were born with a black mother and a white father. Some might think of that as how and why would they be together because of the many differences and racism that was happening during that time. He rose to be one of the most influential African – American scholars in the late 19th
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