After reconstruction African American were still trying to recover from the inequality and the lack of education in the southern states. The nadir period was the time were African Americans aimed at eliminating racial discrimination, equal job opportunities, and improving their political power. The thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendment, reconstruction, plessy vs. Ferguson, and radical republicans were all factors that helped black folks advance in society. Booker T.Washington and W.E.B Dubois were to powerful civil rights activist who had two different views on the status of African Americans.The Declaration of Principles of the Niagara movement and Booker T.Washington’s Atlanta Exposition address that were two documents which explained the views of African Americans in the states. This paper will argue that the Atlanta exposition Address was a way to keep peace between the white and black race and that the Niagara Movement was a prime example of principles blacks work so hard to achieve.
In the Atlanta Exposition Address Booker T Washington stated that African Americans should deal with accommodation and work on their industrial education. Also he stated that black folks should work and submit to white political power and eventually you will receive a basic education in a moment of time .He also proved us with a fact that states “We have proven our loyalty to you in the past” .This statement basically explains how African Americans were trusted to take care of the elderly and children .Africans took care of whites from birth to death .Sitting by a elder beside when death has struck. The loyalty of blacks should never be factors because they have been loyal for decade’s .Booker also argue that during reconstruction the advancement of blacks struck way to fast. You can’t expect to get the things you want immadiately you have to start from the bottom to get to the top .Meaning if you adjust to industrial education then you can receive basic education....
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