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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

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

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

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 education1

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”


Booker t washington

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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