TOPIC: COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHIES OF BOOKER T. WASHINGTON, W.E.B. DU BOIS, ALEXANDER CRUMMELL, AND MARCUS GARVEY. BE SURE TO DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF THE APPROACH OF EACH OF THESE LEADERS AND HOW THEY MATERIALIZED. WHO DO YOU THINK HAD THE BEST APPROACH TO ADVANCING AFRICAN AMERICANS? WHY?The political philosophies of Booker T. Washington, W.E. DuBois, Alexander Crummell, and Marcus Garvey remarkably influenced African American ideology and transformed the dialogue on racial justice in the United States internally and externally. These pronounced African American leader’s political philosophies parallel and disparate in many ways. In this essay, I will compare Garvey and Crummell supporting the advancement of black Americans in Liberia. This essay would also contrast DuBois attacking Washington’s acceptance of racial segregation and the aspect of these black leader’s approach to concocting the issues of society facing African Americans. Furthermore, I will examine and explain who had the best approach toadvancing African Americans.Booker T. Washington exhibited ambition, determination and hard work as he influenced the dynamic of the Civil Rights Movement. Washington was born a slave in Virginia in 1856; in which he would become one of the most influential figures in African American history. At a very young age, he was fascinated by reading and learning; in which Mr. Washington would lateruse these strategies to implement his ideologies. Washington was so determined to prosper in lifethat he walked 500 miles to enroll at the Hampton Institute; which was one of the few high schools in the South dedicated to the educational and political prosperity of African Americans. Washington soon became the head of the Tuskegee Institute, which became a dominant school for African American enlightenment. Washington's radical ideologies to sustain growth among the African American community centralized on erudition, investing in your monetary wealth by establishing long-lasting businesses.
Washington understood that hard work and progression in the economic and political sector would allow white people to acknowledge African American rights in the financial world. Washington primarily encourages African Americans to trivialize the immediate demands concerning voting and the ending of racial segregation. Making sure African Americans were acknowledged in the economic sector of the south was one of his main priorities, therefore; Washington trivialized the notions of completely ending racial segregation. In 1895, Washington’s “Atlanta Address,” an exposition on the representation of African Americans, was criticized by W.E. DuBois. DuBois responded with “We want to be Americans, full-fledged Americans, with all the rights of American citizens.” Due to his point of view on theissue of racial segregation, he frequently received backlash from other African American leaders.