Booker T. Washington believed that the key to political and civil rights for african american was...?A. the vote B. rigorous academic training C. the rejection of accommodationist attitudes D. to...
Booker T. Washington believed that the key to political and civil rights for african american was...?
A. the vote
B. rigorous academic training
C. the rejection of accommodationist attitudes
D. to directly challenge white supremacy
E. economic independence
Booker T Washington was already an established African-American leader by 1897 when he was asked to speak in Boston at the unveiling of the Robert Gould Shaw memorial, which honored the bravery of the 54th Massachusetts. At the event, Washington said that they key to upward mobility for the negro race “must be laid in intelligence, industry, thrift and property, not as an end, but as a means to the highest privileges.”
Although Mr. Washington was a big advocate of education for African Americans, this speech seems to indicate that he was more interested in African Americans gaining wealth and property as a means to secure more civil liberties. By being able to support themselves and other blacks, the entire community could thrive. So I’d answer E to the above question.