B.T. Washington vs. W.E.B. DuBois Part 2

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Booker T. Washington:

Booker T. Washington Document A: Booker T. Washington “Ignorant and inexperienced, it is not strange that in the first years of our freedom we began at the top instead of at the bottom; that a seat in Congress or the state legislature was more attractive than starting a dairy farm or garden.”

Booker T. Washington:

Booker T. Washington Document A: Booker T. Washington Paragraph 2: “Cast down your bucket where you are” “Southern white man” “there is as much dignity in telling a field” Paragraph 3: “You” “in all things social we can be as separate as the fingers”

Booker T. Washington:

Booker T. Washington On Graphic Organizer Document A: Booker T. Washington Contextualization: From this document I would guess that WHITE PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH at this time were feeling… Nervous that African Americans would demand equal rights. They thought Reconstruction was a disaster and they wanted black people to stay “in their place.”

Booker T. Washington:

Booker T. Washington On Graphic Organizer Document A: Booker T. Washington Contextualization: Given what was happening at the time, this was a good/bad speech because…

Booker T. Washington:

Booker T. Washington On Graphic Organizer Document A: Booker T. Washington Close Reading: I think Washington chose these words because they probably made WHITE PEOPLE feel… Good that black people were not going to demand equal rights; they were just going to work hard for “mutual progress.”

Booker T. Washington:

Booker T. Washington On Graphic Organizer Document A: Booker T. Washington Close Reading: The author is trying to convince the audience that… African Americans were not going to cause trouble. White people should recognize that African Americans were good workers who would help develop the South.

Booker T. Washington:

Booker T. Washington On Graphic Organizer Document A: Booker T. Washington Close Reading: The most powerful line in this speech is… (explain)

W.E.B. DuBois:

W.E.B. DuBois On Graphic Organizer, side B Document B: W.E.B. DuBois Complete the SOURCING questions FIRST. Read Document B. Answer questions: Contextualization Close Reading Corroboration

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois:

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois What was life like for African Americans in the South after Reconstruction ended in 1877? Bring the completed Graphic Organizer with you to our next class for a discussion on

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