Of Mr. Booker T. Washington
"It startled the nation to hear a Negro advocating such a programme after many decades of bitter complaint;it startled and won the applause of the South, it interested and won the admiration of the North, and after a confuse murmer of protest, it silenced if it did not convert the Negros themselves."
When I first read this passage, I was confuses as to why it was being protested. When I read on, I think it was because he told them to give a lot up, and concentrate all of their energy on industrial education, the accumulation of wealth, and the conciliation of the self. I can see why people may have been against doing that.
Posted by DeePruett at 13, 2005 08:23
you make some good points. I thin there were several reasons why everyone was protesting it. Many people were still upset about the abolishing of slavery and many blacks were upset about the progress of their situation. Along with what you said I think those 2 that i stated help explain why people were protesting.
Posted by: Meredith Benson at 17, 2005 02:55