Presentation on theme: "Race in the Early-1900s: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois."— Presentation transcript:
Race in the Early-1900s: Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois
Race Relations Plessy vs. Ferguson Supreme Court case that provided basis for “separate but equal” facilities Jim Crow laws Segregated black and white people Lynching Murdering black people in public way to intimidate black community Differences between North and South South – racism is made law North – racism is custom
Booker T. Washington (1856 – 1915) Born a slave in southwestern Virginia Believed in vocational education for blacks Wanted gradual social and political equality African Americans should focus on economic equality Was popular with many white leaders in the North and South Was unpopular with many African Americans
W.E.B. DuBois (1868 - 1963) Born in Massachusetts after slavery had ended First African American to receive his Ph.D. from Harvard Wanted immediate equality between black and white people Wanted classical higher education for “top 10%” of African Americans Helped found the NAACP
Exit Slip How do you think Washington and DuBois’ backgrounds impacted their views? Which approach do you think was more successful? Why?