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Marcus Garvey and WEB Dubois lived during a time when people of African Decent began the reclaiming of their heritage that had been lost There were two primary idiologies that address the pilte of black folks One was that of Marcus Garvey the other was that of WEB DuBios These two philosophies varied The two men represented opposing American ideals of civilization within and through which each sought to legitimize his separate vision of African Americans WEB Du Bois believed in the talented ten His philosophy was that of the elite He believed in the higher education and the importance of higher education On the other hand Marcus Garvey believed that education was less important and establishing finacial gains should come first He was a self made man and became one of the richest of his time There was a cultural gap between these two men While WEB Du Bois was one of the most highly educated men of the times Garvey is said to be flawed based on the fact that he did not have an understaning for the importance of higher education Dubois is considered to be unrealistic and not having the intent of the middle class The antagonism between Du Bois and Garvey was more cultural than political It stemmed from the struggle between the nineteenth-century New England patrician ideal translated by Du Bois into his concept of the Talented Tenth and the competing ideal of the self-made man that provided Garvey with his rationale Many American Negroes Du Bois asserted viewed Garveys meteoric rise as the enthroning of a demagogue who with monkey shines was deluding the people and taking their hard-earned dollars Dubois was flawed here for not recognizing that Garveys rise to power was not just a meteoric the people embraced Garvey He provided African Americans jobs and inspiration like no other black leader before him Garvey saw in himself the idealized self-made man who triumphed
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