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1 Three paragraphs on the three major points made my Booker T Washington Include the opposing side stated by WEB DuBois Booker T Washington wrote his biography called Up From Slavery He was the successor of Fredrick Douglas Both of which grew up as slaves Washington had a conservative view toward how blacks should arise from segregation He made a speech at the Atlanta Exposition and this is where he stated his three key ideas to help the blacks and keep the white happy He wrote of this speech in chapter fourteen of Up From Slavery His plan was later criticized by more liberal black activists his biggest rival being WEB DuBois The three things Washington stated were 1 Economic options for blacks but continued social separation to keep the whites happy 2 Blacks should not receive higher education They should receive education based on a trade instead 3 That black folk should start conforming to how the white society lives This was Washingtons plan of how life for African Americans would improve He felt if they follow these three steps life in America would be better for blacks Washington thought that this is the only way for blacks to be accepted more by the whites DuBois highly disagreed with him DuBois said that Washingtons ideas were completely off basis That he was asking blacks to give up things rather then fighting for they rights DuBois says that Washington is asking blacks to give up their political power insistence of civil rights and option for higher education DuBois said that the three things that blacks need to fight for are 1 The right to vote 2 Civic equality and 3 The education of youth according to ability DuBois and Washingtons views are clearly on opposite sides of the fence Their opposite arguments would stand as the two focal sides of the battle Most people were either on one side or
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