Booker T - Booker T. Washington and Education For Black...

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Booker T. Washington and Education For Black People a. Booker T. Washington i. 44% of non-whites were illiterate ii. Biggest proponent of black education iii. Headed a black “normal school” in Alabama in the Tuskegee Institute iv. He advocated teaching black students useful trades so that they could gain self-respect and economic security. This would lead to black political and civil rights v. Advocated gradualism and separatism vi. His policies stopped short of directly challenging white supremacy and avaoided issues of social equality (accommodationist) b. George Washington Carver i. Taught and researched at Tuskegee ii. Discovered hundreds of new uses for the peanut (shampoo, axle grease), sweet potato (vinegar), and soybean (paint) c. W.E.B. DuBois i. Earned a PhD at Harvard (first black to do so) ii. Thought Washington was condemning their race to manual labor and inferiority iii. Demanded complete equality (social and economic) for blacks iv. Helped found the National Association for the
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