A Narrative Account of Reconstruction - American History - Professor Holloway - Lecture 6 of 25 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, American (United States) History

Description: In this lecture, Professor Holloway explainstwo major schools of thought that emerged atend ofcentury to solveproblems of black social and economic distress.accommodationists, like Booker T. Washington, believed thatquickest way to improvequality of black life was to forge a social peace with powerful whites, temporarily acceptingcontinued separation ofraces and advocating vocational education as a pragmatic way for blacks to improve their lives. Opposed to Washington were people like Anna Julia Cooper and W.E.B. Du Bois who embraced assimilation and saw higher education ascure-all to racialized problems. Du Bois, in particular, is famous for his assertion that it would be"Talented Tenth" ofrace who would lead blacks to a better life Show more