Exploring a Century of Historical Scholarship on Booker T. Washington

  title={Exploring a Century of Historical Scholarship on Booker T. Washington},
  author={Pero Gaglo Dagbovie},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  pages={239 - 264}
  • P. Dagbovie
  • Published 1 April 2007
  • History
  • The Journal of African American History
"Easily the most striking thing in the history of the American Negro since 1876 is the ascendancy of Mr. Booker T. Washington," W. E. B. Du Bois remarked in The Souls of Black Folk, "But Booker T. Washington arose essentially as the leader not of one race but of two,?a compromiser between the South, the North* and the Negro .. . Mr. Washington represents in Negro thought the old attitude of adjustment and submission," his "programme practically accepts the alleged inferiority of the Negro race… 
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