Booker T. Washington Divides The Black Press
Booker T. Washington Divides The Black PressOnline
By the year 1900, Booker T. Washington was the undisputed leader of the African American Community. His leadership, however, was not without its critics. Washington focused on taking advantage of the opportunities that African Americans had in American and not complaining about the injustices. Washington’s critics, which included W. E. B. DuBois, wanted to fight for the right to vote, put an end to lynchings and gain access to quality education. The Black press struggled with this divide in the leadership of the African American Community, and their publications represented this divide. The presentation explores the Booker T. Washington divide, and why it was right, and why it was wrong.
- Saturday, May 20, 2023
- 11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time
- Hockessin Public Library
- History and Genealogy
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