Booker T. Washington vs W.E.B. DuBois

1392 Words6 Pages
In this essay you will read about numerous similarities as well as differences between these two gentlemen. Their names are Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. But before I explain the differences between these two gentlemen, I will give you a more in depth background on each of them. This information that I will provide for you will give you a clearer thought on how they were raised and their beliefs. Booker T. Washington was born on the fifth of April in 1856, in Hale’s Ford, Virginia. Washington’s generation was the last to be born into slavery. He was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. This gentlemen attended Hampton University and Virginia Union University. During that time Washington became famous nationally with a speech he gave in 1895 in Atlanta. His speech consisted of how African- Americans would be able to make progress in the South. Washington believed that progress could be made through entrepreneurship and education, he also believed that Jim Crow segregation and that black’s not being able to vote should not be challenge at that point and time. Overall Booker T. Washington supported segregation during this point in time because, he knew that soon enough blacks would be treated better. W.E.B. DuBois was born on the twenty-third of February in 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Great Barrington, Massachusetts was a free man town, in this African- Americans were given opportunities to own land and to live a better life. He attended Fisk University in Nashville Tennessee from 1885 to 1888. While attending this college this was the first time DuBois has ever been to the south and had to encounter segregation. After graduating from F... ... middle of paper ... ... rights for blacks as well. Washington was known for his famous “Atlanta Compromise” speech. Each of Washington’s speeches were moving to many and caused changes but not server changes like DuBois’s. Works Cited "Booker T. Washington Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014. "NAACP History: W.E.B. Dubois." NAACP. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 16 Feb. 2014. National Park Service. . 2/1/2014. . 2/18/2014 Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. . 2014. . 2/18/2014 W.E.B. DuBois. . 2/13/2014. . 2/18/2014 The Rise And Fall Of Jim Crow. . 2002. . 2/18/2014
Open Document