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They attended Negro schools and studied at night after working during the day. Slave patrols that were carried out to control the colored people were more brutal than Ku Klux Klan vigilante night raids. Black children did not have full names compared to white children. Washington was given only one name and picked his surname and first name during his teenage years (72).
Booker Washington campaigned for the equal education opportunities for both the black and white people in America. He opted for the establishment of industrial education that could help black men provide necessary services to themselves and the community. Blacks attended schools to learn how to read and write English language. Industrial education would give blacks the opportunity to acquire skills that would make life more attractive and endurable. According to Douglass, education would give blacks the chance to work far from plantations and would give them some freedom from manual labor. Educated slaves moved into cities where they were well clothed, fed, and enjoyed more privileges than slaves in plantations. Blacks had to rebel against their white masters in order to access education and get the inspiration to achieve freedom. Freedom and liberty required several factors but education was the main requirement.
Douglass advised young people to agitate their masters and rebel against them in order to gain their freedom (73). White masters showed black slaves several injustices and the only channel to freedom was rebellion against white rule. They had to fight for their rights such as education and access the friendly northerners and urban blacks who had more progressive lives away from plantations. Blacks continued to receive unfair treatment even after American independence. White Americans continuously discriminated against blacks in the new era, and blacks had to rebel against white rules. On the other hand, Booker Washington advocates for hard work as the
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Washington overwhelmingly praised the value of an “industrial education” in which black students were taught the tools of self-sufficiency and the intellectual merit of action (Stocker). Nevertheless, the specific context in which Washington wrote and spoke, and to the very narrow audience to which he directed his words, limits the application of his ideas and his theories, in particular his theories of knowledge and learning, which assume blacks are inherently different from whites.
The roughness of its appearance shocked me. I looked at where all the surrounding field lay and wanted to cry at its fleshy picture, its unsurpassed tenderness. This stalk rang so true and earthy- I had never seen such.
Soars people got by then still run deep in the hearts of Americans as more than six hundred thousand people lost their lives and left over four hundred thousand with grievous wounds. As recorded, millions of people lost their property worth millions of dollars, many families got displaced as well as losing made fortunes hence when the country ceased fighting in 1865, it was very different from the way it was five years earlier.
Till the year 1915, he dominated the African American community as he was extremely significant and persuasive as the representative leader of the black community, mostly in the southern parts of America. In his book, fifteen of the most crucial years of his life have been written about from the manual labor that he was forced into doing, to the education that he received and then later imparted to other people by motivating himself to stand up for the rights of the people in the country as well as all over the world.
This book basically deals with the gradual rise of Booker who was initially a slave during the outburst of the civil war; to the problems and immense difficulty he faced in order to acquire his education from the reputed new Hampton University. He did great social service by establishing schools that taught skills to those who could not afford formal education.
Frederick Douglass portrayed the typical impression about slaveholders as cruel and unjust. Douglas however reserved a small portion of kindness in his portrayal of slaveholders. He portrayed his impression on his slaveholders through the narrative of his own experience as he went from one master to another writing in first person as he recall his first hand experience in serving beneath them.
Booker T. Washington was among the most controversial and influential black Americans in history. Raised as the slave mother’s son, Booker was committed and self-motivated to his education from a tender age (Washington, 2010). The turbulent time in US’s history during his life gave him freedom from Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in the year 1863 and his success in the Civil War of the North.
In comparison, the speech by Du Bois is more concise compared to the Atlanta compromise. The arrangement of the ideas in the speech by Du bois is more organized and appealing. For speech presentation, it is vital for the main ideas to be presented effectively and in an
or freedom in the "land of the free" but, ironically, his travels to Britain bought him his freedom in America, a land where he was considered property and hunted like an animal. His life encompassed living the horrors of slavery to becoming an international celebrity. In