Blog prompt 10/13

Using specific examples from Washington’s “Industrial Education for the Negro” and DuBois’ The Souls of Black Folk, please answer both of the following.

  1. What are Washington’s and DuBois’ visions of African American education? On what do they agree and disagree? Which vision do you ultimately find more compelling and why?
  2. DuBois’ “Of the Coming of John,” tells the story of John Jones, who went off to college and was changed by the experience. As such, it can be read as an educational narrative (see slide 11). How does this story address the issues at stake in the debates between DuBois and Washington?

Note: please avoid extensive summary in your blog post and presentation. You can assume we have all read both texts. Instead, draw our attention to specific, important moments in each that will help us address these questions.

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