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Though Dubois and Washington both had great plans for the black race after its emancipation their very different ideas would ultimately lead to the same goal power and the uplifting of the black raceWEB Dubois believed that The Negro raceis going to be saved by its exceptional men By this he meant that the most educated of the blacks will uplift the race by giving back to the community Dubois believed that these talented blacks should be schooled in colleges and universities so that they may produce the leaders of the new generation well rounded educated blacks This would then cause a trickle down effect where the education of these few will transfer to the manyBooker T Washington has other ideas for the black race He thought that blacks should Cast down their buckets where they are Washingtons theory was that the race should explore agriculture mechanics commerce domestic service and the professions He believed that blacks should not be ashamed of common labor and occupations of life that they once did because they would not prosper If the black race would forget old grievances and aid the whites everyone involved would prosper The black and the white race would both flourish and benefit from the unified struggle to better the Southern economyThough the two men were both successful their theories of the black race gaining a similar success conflicted in many ways Where Washington believed the only way for a race to begin to prosper would be to start at the bottom of life Dubois directly disagreed by saying there was never a nation that was civilized from the bottom up Dubois believed in educating the most intelligent of the race to make the decisions for the rest and then to educate them Washington believed the way to gain the needed power was to take over industry then work their way upwardsOne other prominent conflict between the two theories was the assistance of the
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