Racial Discrimination: Booker T. Washington And Frederick Douglass

Decent Essays
Yang Liu
Professor Dr. Katherine Fox
HIST 2112
April 6, 2016
Distress of Colors
Racial discrimination has been one of our severe and horrible issue in our society, affecting millions of people, impacting a substantial formation of events and organizations, which is a key part history for humanity to recognize equality. It is illegal by judging people depending on their color of skin, unfortunately, a substantial of African Americans had suffered a long time miserable lives, and they were victims for racial discrimination so futurity should all remember devotions and efforts made by everyone who tried to reach equality.

More than hundreds of years, Africans Americans had abided in inhuman lives and were thrown into passivity like lower social positions. Jim Crow laws, lasted from 1876 to 1965, “prevented ex-slave from riding in the same train cars as whites, from eating in the same restaurants, or from using the same toilet facilities” (Roark et al
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Washington and Frederick Douglass with their distinctive approach. Booker T. Washington recognized the importance of education for improving skills and economic enhancement, which urged blacks to get into American society, so he became the first principal of Tuskegee University for providing trainings and applicable program. Booker was well known because his speech and famous statement “In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress” (Roark et al. 572), influencing more blacks to devote in reaching equality. Frederick Douglass made addresses in England and North states for exposing slavery and causing huge public opinion, strongly put pressure on the American government. Frederick’s attempt was an inevitable factor for promoting the Emancipation
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