National Geographic News: Jubilee

National Geographic News:  Jubilee
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Tuskegee's founder, Booker T. Washington, taught that blacks should strive first for economic self-improvement, and gains in civil rights would follow. However, W.E.B. Du Bois criticized Washington for failing to comprehend that economic power could not be achieved without political power, which was the only way to achieve civil rights.

From Jubilee: The Emergence of African-American Culture, by Howard Dodson, published by National Geographic Books (February 2003) in association with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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