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During the early Progressive Era, two African American leaders dominated the debate over the best course for racial advancement in America, Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois.

1. How did Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois each contribute to the social and economic advancement of African Americans?

2. Do you think that the fact that Booker T. Washington was born a slave and W. E. B. Du Bois was born free may have affected their social and political outlook?

3. In what ways were the two men similar in their programs for African American education?

4. What was the most important difference in their approach to politics?

5. Who are the leading spokespersons for African Americans today? How do they compare with Washington and Du Bois?



  

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