Film Journal Two

After watching Booker T. Washington: The Life and Legacy and part 1 (up to 30:32) of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices, I would like for you to consider the following questions: What was Washington’s background? What were the goals of Washington at the Tuskegee Institute- what skills did he think were most important to teaching students and why did he believe this to be so? How did he choose to handle racial tensions in the South? How was his Atlanta Compromise Speech received? How did Washington deal with criticism towards him/ Tuskegee? What was Du Bois’ background? What sort of education did he receive? What were his experiences living in the south? How did his views of matters towards race differ from Washington’s? How did Du Bois view the idea of the Talented Tenth? Looking at both of these men, which do you think was more effective during this period as a Civil Rights leader and why? Be sure to use specific examples from the films to support your ideas.