Washington and DuBois


Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois were influential in the education of African Americans in the late 19th and early20th centuries. Their opinions regarding the best strategies for the advancement of African Americans differed greatly and their rivalry is legendary.

Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee Alabama.  W.E.B. Dubois founded Washington favored vocational training while DuBois favored a more intellectual through academia. In hindsight, we know that both approaches are necessary.

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