I spend a lot of time getting to know my subject. Some say, “You develop a relationship with the deceased.” This statement is true, but most historians probably do the same. Dr. Phillips gave me Booker T. Washington’s book Up From Slavery, and I spent a lot of time on the internet getting to know this man. I soon learned there were two trains of thought in education during this period, one from Booker T, and another from W.E. B Dubois. I was intrigued at how radically different these two men were in their approach to education. I found this great article from a teacher today and how he has been influenced in his present-day teaching by these men.


  • What are the differences between the philosophy of these men?
  • What is the difference between their upbringings?
  • What do you like about each?
  • What do you dislike?



 Author Sculptor Bridgette Mongeon

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