1a. How do you interpret the following excerpt from
Washington's Atlanta Compromise regarding the social
and economic relationship between blacks and whites?
1b. What is being proposed as a compromise in
"In all things that are purely social, we can be as
seperate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all
things essential to mutual progress."
2. How do the views of Washington and Du Bois diverge in
the following excerpts?
Washington: "The wisest among my race understand
that the agitation of questions of social equality is
the extremest folly, and that progress in the
enjoyment of all the priveleges that will come to us
must be the result of severe and constant struggle
rather than of artificial forcing."
Du Bois: "And above all, we daily hear that an
education that encourages aspiration, that sets the
loftiest of ideals and seeks as an end culture and
character rather than bread-winning, is the privelege
of white men and the danger and delusion of black."
3. What do you see as the relative advantages and disadvantages of each man's approach to gaining educational opportunities for African Americans?