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Unformatted text preview: nferior, he still endorsed a separatebut-equal policy. But his views, as presented in
the Atlanta Exposition (1895), encountered
opposition from more radical elements. WEB Du Bois [urban] – In response to
Washington, DB felt that blacks should not have
to tolerate white domination and should
immediately fight for their social and political
rights. DB met with supporters at the Niagara
Conference, and, in 1909, he joined w/white
liberals to form the NAACP, which advocated an
end to discrimination.
- American Indians also attempted to form the Society of
American Indians (SAI), but it didn’t work out as a
governing body b/c racial pride gave way to tribal pride,
- As for “The Woman Movement,” the Progressive Era
heralded an important shift in ideas from the thought that
women were special and belonged in other areas of
society [so that they could spread their unique talents] to
the newfangled *shocking* concept that women needed
economic/sexual equality and independence. The latter
idea, which arose around 1910, was known as feminism.
- With feminism came the idea of “sex rights” and birth
control as proposed by leader Margaret Sanger, who
formed the American Birth Control League and managed
to make the issue part of public debate. 166 - Then, of course, there was suffrage…led by Harriot
Blatch, feminists argued that women needed the vote as
political leverage to get better working conditions [all
women worked, she argued, whether paid/unpaid].
- Anyhow, the suffragists achieved successes through
letter-writing, NAWSA articles, marches of the National
Woman’s Party [Alice Paul] and, most of all, women’s
roles in WWI. As a result, the nat’l suffrage amendment
was finally passed in 1920. Nevertheless, women
remained subordinate to men socially and economically
for some time.
*Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and the Revival of the
- After the assassination of McKinley in September
1901, young Theodore Roosevelt was sent into the
White House. Roosevelt supported regulatory legislation,
obsessed over “manliness...
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