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It all began in 1875 when the beginning of Civil Rights in American Society began to take place With the end of the Cold war came the question of inequality Who had the right to run the country Who made the rules Who enforced equality and the right of all peopleBut in 1883 the climax to the ruling came with the Civil Rights cases The court struck down the Civil Rights Act of 1875 which had specifically prohibited segregation in public facilities such as hotels theaters parks restaurants and streetcars Most blacks at this time neither escaped nor tried to overcome the cold white society They managed to find other ways to their own economic and social improvement All of this changed in 1856 when born to slave parents was Booker T Washington He worked his way through school and in 1881 founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama a vocational school for blacks It was there he developed the philosophy that blacks best hopes for assimilation lay in at least temporarily accommodating whites One of the things that Washington strived was that blacks should work hard acquire property and prove they were worthy of their rights Whites including progressives welcomed Washingtons policy of accommodation because it urged patience and reminded black people to stay in their placeMany black leaders took different views and proposed to handle the problem of segregation differently WEB Du Bois was an outspoken critic of Washingtons famous Atlanta Compromise Du Bois was both a progressive and a member of the black elite Although Du Bois treated Washington with respect he did not want to settle with white domination Moreover Du Bois disagreed with disfranchisement as well Du Bois believed that a carefully chosen intellectual vanguard of cultivated highly trained blacks otherwise given the name the Talented Tenth would save the race by setting an example to whites and uplifting other blacks In 1909 Du Bois and his followers formed the National Association
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