1877 -1896 Washington was a black slave went to wayland penitentiary and then founded a college. Becomes a spokesman for the african american community. Philosophy was to go slow "Gradualism" and "Accomodationism = accept the fact that you are secondary citizens" wants the slaves must focus on self improvement that will win over white america.
1896 + W.E.B DuBois went to harvard and was the first black man to graduate. Really smart. Takes up the mantel from washington and tells the black community to agitate. He creates a newspaper called The Crisis which shows his views on the rights of black america. He uses it to report the different actions towards blacks around america. Founds the NAACP to advocate for rights. He is not able to reach the black community but he sets the foundation for future actions. He moves to Ghana after giving up.