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Washington VS Dubois

Come one, come all! Washington and Dubois are having a debate on Black Education in a town near you! This Saturday 4-8pm
by Eugene Lee on 10 December 2012

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What are their main focuses? They both are aiming for one thing: to improve how African Americans are treated. So why were they facing each other in debates when they were trying to aim for the same thing? The answer: They had different types of ways on how to solve these problems. Washington's Point of View Dubois's Point of View Booker T. Washington was born in Franklin County, Virginia in the mid-1850's into slavery. He believed that blacks would not make it anywhere in society if they focused on equality for them. He knew that in the future, not all people would respect blacks so he focused on training the blacks for society and real-life situations. He believed that being book-smart and not being able to use anything you learn from the world. He wanted job education for blacks so that they would know how to do their jobs and do it correctly. He was acknowledged as a great public speaker, but not only spoke to blacks but to whites too. He told blacks that they shouldn't hide in the white's shadow and be who they wanted to be. When talking to whites, he told them how blacks were copying what they did to be just like them. Basically, Washington mainly focused on blacks getting economic equality and how blacks were never going to be treated fairly by everyone and that they should deal with it and make the best of it. Washington VS Dubois Who's side will YOU choose? Let's take a closer look at each sides point of view. Citations: W.E.B. DuBois was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in 1868. He grew up as a free man having lived in the North, so he did not endure the harsh life of a slave. He was the first African American to receive a doctor's degree from Harvard University. DuBois had focused on the exact opposite ways that Washington was going for. He believed that if the blacks were book-smart, they could achieve anything in life. He also thought that if blacks were smarter, they would be treated more fairly and that economic equality was not enough for them. In other words, he took Washington's ideas and took them into a more advanced plan. "Booker T. Washington and the Politics of Accommodation." Digital History. 2012. Digital History. 9 December 2012. <http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=2&psid=3183>.
"Washington and Dubois." History of Black Education. 2012. History of Black Education. 9 December 2012. <http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Amerstud/blackhistoryatkenyon/Individual%20Pages/Washington%20and%20DuBois.htm>. "Booker T. Washington Vs. WEB Dubois." BookRags. 2012. BookRags. 9 December 2012. <http://www.bookrags.com/essay-2005/10/6/161836/312/> Debate this Saturday from 4-8pm This advertisement was made by Eugene Lee Period 5/7 Mr. McDonald
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