By appealing and following through with his beliefs he received beneficial help from whites to support his development of the Tuskegee Institute and recognition that Africans deserved civil rights. Du Bois’ The Crisis, “Niagara Movement of Declaration of Principles,” and The Souls of Black Folk were known by many, but not in the way he hoped. Many turned against his views since they were too radical and demanding resulting in Du Bois’ attacks towards Washington since he lost faith in his own works. For these reasons, Washington’s tactics to obtain civil rights for African Americans was extremely suitable for the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois were very important African American leaders in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They both felt strongly that African Americans should not be treated unequally in terms of education and civil rights. They had strong beliefs that education was important for the African American community and stressed that educating African Americans would lead them into obtaining government positions, possibly resulting in social change. Although Booker T. Washington and W.E.B.
(Paschal 154) DuBois believed that assimilation was the best means of treating discrimination against blacks in the 1920 's. Education was a key to a diverse and cultural society. DuBois being a well-respected intellectual and leader, worked to reach goals of education and peaceful resolutions between the races and classes. DuBois felt that the black leadership, of Booker T. Washington, was too submissive. Washington wanted black to try and get along with society "trying to fit in".
After this, people started to gain to raise energy for a change in the rights for black African Americans. He expressed his “I have a Dream” speech is still remember today as the greatest speech of the 20th century (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.). The speech and voice of power have some the spark to act and to make a change for the positive side of the Civil Rights. Also, the speech was shown on lots of television shows, which was a great astonishment for the times (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.). This allowed for the nation to be able to view the words that he delivered, and take action to stand up for the rights of African Americans in the United States.
Education was a key to a diverse and cultural society. DuBois being a well-respected intellectual and leader, worked to reach goals of education and peaceful resolutions between the races and classes. DuBois felt that the black leadership, of Booker T. Washington, was too submissive. Washington wanted black to try and get along with society "trying to fit in". He was encouraging blacks to become educated in the "white man's world".
“The Basics of Black Power”, an article that opposes the SNCC, states “ Black people cannot relate to SNCC because of its unrealistic, nonracial atmosphere; denying their experience of America as a racist society.” (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 2) This is what lead to the black power movement, people felt like the only way to fight racism is with violence. Human rights activist, Malcolm X was a huge supporter of the black power movement. He explains his support in a speech known as “Message to the Grass
Washington had different points of finding a way to gain equal rights for the African- Americans; both dedicated their lives to the same goals. However, Du Bois had more reasonable reasons in his proposition for the advancement of African- Americans. He aimed for success, the success that African Americans deserved and no longer accepted being treated lower. Du Bois stated that intelligence is the key, no matter what “Education must not simply teach work – it must teach life” (the talented tenth). Both backgrounds strongly influenced the way they attacked the “Negro
Both Dr. King and Malcolm X set out to bring a sense of confidence to blacks all over the United States. Their main purpose was to help instill black’s power and strength so that they could overcome racial disparity and prejudice that surrounded them, but both of them had very unique and distinct different ways of promoting their message. Martin was more geared and focused on equality and wellness of the world as a whole, a Malcolm X’s personal interpretation of the world was very well blinded by anger, bitterness, and the desire to get revenge at the expense of the world that he thought treated him unfairly.
If we apply this model to Lowndes ... ... middle of paper ... ...hose representatives to speak to their needs… And that power must be that of a community.” In order to achieve such a goal, there must be a plan. SNCC and the LCFO had a plan for Lowndes County. SNCC organized successfully, and registered blacks to vote, which lead to the creation of the LCFO, embodying Carmichael’s and SNCC’s black power goal . The Black power movement was a logical extension of the freedom struggle that built on some longstanding African American strategies, but also made logical and particle adjustments in order to be successful under the circumstances faced by African Americans in Lowndes County. Even though the LCFO was not successful in winning an office in 1966, the origination made great strides in organizing the black community in a common cause, something that Stokely Carmichael deemed essential for psychological equality.
Washington preferred a gradual, submissive, and economically based plan. On the other hand, Du Bois relied upon a more agitating and politically aggressive plan. They worked for the advancement of African-Americans in American society, but their methods of achieving this goal and their leadership style differed greatly from one another. It is hard to fathom that two men, who helped to strive for the great goal of racial fairness, could have been such opposites, but it is true. Booker T. Washington, a former slave and the founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, believed that African Americans needed to accept segregation and discrimination for the time being and concentrate on elevating themselves through hard work and material prosperity.