Booker T Washington and W.E.B Dubois offered different strategies for dealing with the problems of poverty and discriminations faced by Black Americans at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. Using the documents and your knowledge of the period 1877-1915, assess the appropriateness of each of these strategies in the historical context in which each was developed.
In this time period, life was extremely hard for African Americans simply because they were slaves and even though they were emaciated in 1863 by the Emancipation Proclamation. They were still treated with such disrespect...to the point where they were considered not to be humans. They were instilled with so much fear that the thought of uprising or devising a plan to better themselves was out of the minds of many African Americans, therefore the possibilities of them getting jobs, owning businesses, and getting civil and human rights was slim to none because they remained complacent in the state they was in because of fear of death and the fear of further and worst abuse. Of course all African Americans was not afraid, there were the few courageous, dedicated, and eager men that was going to stand up and devise plans to ameliorate the African American’s condition in America. There are several doing the sixties and seventies but during this time period men like this was hard to come by. They was either killed off or didn’t exist at all, but there were two notable men that had two totally different strategies in solving African Americans problems. They are the brilliant and talented W.E.B. DuBois, and Booker T. Washington. Even though they disagreed on almost everything they agreed on one thing and one thing only...to better their race’s standings in America. Each man had great plans and both made perfectly good sense. One of the plans was just not realistic and was way before its time. W.E.B. DuBois plan would have been perfect for 2009, because the way...
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