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WEB DuBois criticized Washington greatly because of his political and educational philosophies DuBois was an advocate of higher education and talented black leaders He felt that Washingtons advocation for industrial learning ultimately hindered the black individual and placed them in a position to accept a status of a second class citizen DuBois felt that blacks should strive for their rights and not set them aside for economic gain Due to increasing struggle to overcome racial barriers Washingtons ideas began to loose influence by the 1910 DuBois along with Marcus Garvey brought in new more radical ideas Despite the fact that Garvey and Dubois presented more radical ideas than those of Washington they were still political adversaries DuBois believed that one could work within the framework of American society to create change Garvey believed that blacks could never obtain justice in a country where the majority of the population was white He advocated that blacks should consider Africa as their homeland and they should settle there Garvey founded his Back-to-Africa upon this philosophy Washington DuBois and Garvey have highly different viewpoints but his can be attributed to the fact that they came from very different backgrounds Booker T Washington was born a slave in Virginia After emancipation he worked in what would be considered relatively unskilled labor positions He later went on to study at Hampton University where he would later teach The experiences in his life fused with his experience with education would lead him to found Tuskegee Institute in Alabama In Washingtons life he found that hard industrial work and basic education assisted in his success He used his own life experiences as the greatest model for his ideas on the black race DuBois had a very contrasting background to that of Washington DuBois came from a more privileged background His life work centered around the improvement of African Americans but he wanted to do so with the cooperative effort of blacks as well
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