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DeLeon Jerrod Hudson English 110-01 Dr. Elizabeth Bir February 1, 2008 The Ideas of Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington was a man that was all for black education. The main kind of education Washington wanted for blacks was for them to learn trade. Washington was also known for wanting blacks and whites to be equal. “The Educational Outlook in the South” and the “Speech before the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition” shows Washington’s dedication to his beliefs and values on education. I liked how Washington wanted to help black people and see black people further themselves. One of the most famous and well known blacks of all time, Washington is looked up as one of the fathers of black education. “The Educational Outlook in the South” talks about advancing education in the south and helping black people out. Washington says “The proper education of all the whites will benefit the Negro as much as the education of the Negro will benefit the whites” (paragraph 2). Washington also wants whites and blacks in the south to get along better than what they were doing since slavery ended. Washington wants to blacks to be able to have equal social standings as their white neighbors, instead of having no say or power in the country. His idea for blacks to get this is get educated so whites can not look down on blacks anymore. Washington also wants
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