Up From Slavery


Booker T. Washington

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Although Du Bois only appears once and he is mentioned only in passing, he figures prominently into the historical and critical reception of Washington’s ideology. Du Bois and Washington were public political and philosophical rivals. Du Bois vehemently opposed Washington’s proposition of gradual racial uplift and industrial education for black Americans, and he even dedicated a chapter of his book, The Souls of Black Folk, to refuting Washington’s “Atlanta Exposition Address.”
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Chapter 14: The Atlanta Exposition Address
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...initial excitement, black critics became skeptical of some of Washington’s ideas. Some critics, such as W. E. B. Du Bois , felt that Washington had been too kind to white Southerners and had not been... (full context)