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Which of the following is true of black leader, Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois?He... A. demanded...

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shayshay123 | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted February 11, 2012 at 7:53 AM via web

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Which of the following is true of black leader, Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois?

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A. demanded complete equality for african americans

B. established an industrial school at tuskegee, alabama.

C. supported the goals of Booker T. washington

D. was an ex-slave who rose to fame

E. none of these

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 11, 2012 at 8:13 AM (Answer #1)

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Of the choices that you give here, the best is A.

Choice B is not true.  It was not Du Bois who did this.  Rather, it was Booker T. Washington who helped to establish such a school.  That school was in line with Washington's idea that African Americans should learn trades and do a good job at relatively menial work.  At that point, he felt, whites would acknowledge that blacks deserved rights.  Du Bois did not agree with this so C is not correct.

Du Bois was born after slavery ended and was born in the North so D is not correct.

Unlike Washington, Du Bois did want full equality for African Americans and he did not want to have to wait a long time for it.

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