My Larger Education: Chapters From My Experience (Classics in Black Studies)
Booker T. WashingtonISBN: 1591022630;
Book DescriptionThe preeminent African American leader in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) took a conciliatory stance toward the White majority, preferring to work behind the scenes rather than publicly protesting to remedy discrimination and emphasizing education in the practical trades for the Black masses as opposed to a liberal arts education. While his approach won favor with prominent White politicians and businessmen, many Black intellectuals, including W.E.B. Du Bois, criticized Washington for his lack of public emphasis on civil rights and felt that his leadership style almost guaranteed segregation and second-class status for Blacks. In MY LARGER EDUCATION, Washington lays out his philosophy of hard work and cooperative attitudes while describing the men and experiences that influenced his thinking and the impressive achievements of his Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute of Alabama. He also disagrees with his...
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