Booker T. Washington. (1856-1915) Born into slavery-VA Mother was a slave Father was white Civil War Freedom. “There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up”. What did he do for education?. Teacher Tuskegee Institute (Normal School)
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“There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up”
“There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem”
“I should recommend for the average colored child the same course of study as for the average white child."
“Education must not simply teach work-it must teach life”
Both fought to improved the conditions of
African-Americans through education
*Washington - industrial, technical, practical
*Du Bois - higher education, liberal arts, civil rights