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themselves when it happened. He wanted them to fight for their equality in the white society instead of sitting back and letting themselves live a life in unfair conditions. In 1903 Du Bois had published a book called “The Souls of Black Folk”. Throughout the book W.E.B Du Bois emphasizes Booker T. Washington’s views and approaches and why he considered them to be the wrong strategies to take against the social injustices the african americans were facing. After reading this book, many people had soon started to believe that african americans were now just accepting their status in society. But also had helped Du Bois’ belief on fighting for equality within the black race and soon led to become a part of the Civil rights moment and then eventually leading to the MLK march on Washington.Overall, After comparing and contrasting both of these readings to open or covert rebellion, we can see that each leader had a different approach to accomplishing social equality and ending discrimination. Booker T. Washington’s approaches to the issue at hand can be categorized as covert rebellion, letting slow change happen over time by not fighting back and proving themselves in the white society at the time. While W.E.B Du Bois’ approach can be
categorized in the open rebellion against discrimination category because he believed in fast change by fighting back to earn rights in the white society during the 1900’s.