Follow up History


I realize you sided with Washington but to prove you are correct let us look at the reasons for DuBois's philosophy not succeeding in the South.  You stated: "  Washington encouraged the African Americans to give up their civil rights for economic support from the government, which meant that they would give up their voting and political rights in exchange for other social needs(Harlan, 1998). His method focused more on economic independence where he encouraged the African Americans to attain there economic independence and was bold even when he was threatened for encouraging black people to own land(Harlan, 1998). He advocated for civilization of the people of his race through education of both the mind and the heart.. " 

Let us look at the climate of Washington's South in the 1880s to 1900s and let us see if DuBois's call to action was a good thing for Southern African Americans at his time. 

Follow up answer is due by   Friday, October 23rd by 11:59 PM EST.  Remember to cite your sources and facts in your follow up answer. 


So let us look at Washington's the way Alabama where his school was located was one of the most racist states during Washington's time..." According to the Tuskegee Institute figures, between the years 1882 and 1951, 4,730 people were lynched in the United States: 3,437 Negro and 1,293 white. 3 The largest number of lynchings occurred in 1892. Of the 230 persons lynched that year, 161 were Negroes and sixty-nine whites....Mississippi, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama were the leading lynching states. These five states furnished nearly half the total victims.” 1




Yes, DuBois asked for the African American community to stand up to racism and segregation  ... but was it practical for the South....maybe in the North his message was heard and accepted but what about the South...

Before you try to answer the follow up question..please read the following primary source about living during JIM CROW times in the deep South:

Surviving Jim Crow : In-Depth Essay 


Resisting Jim Crow  : In-Depth Essay -  


Follow up question-


 C an you research the Southern view of DuBois in early 1900s? 

Meaning how did people in the South view DuBois and his philosophy on how to gain equality despite the Jim Crow laws and society they lived in? 

Did they think DuBois understood what it was like to live as a Black person, ex-slave,  in an openly, legal racist society? 



1 Robert A. Gibson, "the Negro Holocaust: Lynching and Race Riots in the United States, 1880-1950, Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, Accessed June 14, 2012, Last Modified 2012 :


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