rights movement, offered appropriate strategies to achieving solutions to the
discrimination experienced by black men and women in the nineteenth and
twentieth centuries. Despite having that in common, the two men had almost
completely polar approaches to that goal. Washington, a man condoning
economic efficiency had a more gradual approach as opposed to Du Bois, whose
course involved immediate and total equality both politically and economically.
For the time period, Washington overall offers a more effective and appropriate
proposition for the time whereas Du Bois's approach is precedent to movements
in the future. Both have equal influence over African Americans in politics, but
Washington always seemed to have the high card in white politics. Washington's
proposal excels in reference to education while Du Bois can be noted for achieving
true respect from white Americans.