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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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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)

  • Helped establish 5000 schools

  • Education of blacks in the South

  • Dinner invitation to the White House

“There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem”


W. E. B. Du Bois

  • (1868-1963)

  • Born free-Mass.

  • Mother owned land

“I should recommend for the average colored child the same course of study as for the average white child."


What did he do for education?

  • NAACP

  • First African-American with Harvard Ph.D

  • Wrote books and lectured on injustices

“Education must not simply teach work-it must teach life”


SIMILIARITIES

Both fought to improved the conditions of

African-Americans through education

DIFFERENCES

*Washington - industrial, technical, practical

*Du Bois - higher education, liberal arts, civil rights


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