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Compare and Contrast WEB Du Bois and Booker T Washington W E B Du Bois and Booker T Washington had very different views about their culture and country Du Bois being born in the North and studying in Europe was fascinated with the idea of Socialism and Communism Booker T Washington on the other hand was born in the South and like so many others had a Black mother and a White father Thus being born half-white his views and ideas were sometimes not in the best interest of his people William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23 1868 in Great Barrington Massachusetts Du Bois had a poor but relatively happy New England childhood While still in high school he began his long writing career by serving as a correspondent for newspapers in New York and in Springfield Massachusetts After his high school graduation he enrolled at Fisk University in Nashville Tennessee There he discovered his Blackness and made a lifelong commitment to his people He taught in rural Black schools in Tennessee during summer vacations thus expanding his awareness of his Black culture Du Bois graduated from Fisk in 1888 and entered Harvard as a junior During college he preferred the company of Black students and Black Bostonians He graduated from Harvard in 1890 Yet he felt that he needed further preparation and study in order to be able to apply philosophy to an historical interpretation of race relations He decided to spend another two years at the University of Berlin on a Slater Fund Fellowship W E B Du Bois traveling widely in Europe was delighted by the absence of color consciousness and impressed by their mellow civilization Still he knew that his lifes work was at home and returned to America in 1894 His work as an editor of The Crisis the organ of the NAACP from 1910 to 1934 was perhaps the most sustained and uncompromising single
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