- Write a minimum of 7 full pages (5 pages for Part One and 2 Pages for Part Two). (Maximum limit is 9 pages).
- Double-space it. 10 or 12 font size.
- Use one inch margin space on all four sides.
- You must upload your paper on to Canvas. It should be a pdf or WORD file. Title of file: “Paper”.
- DO NOT USE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK. WRITE IN YOUR OWN WORDS. POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED IF YOU DIRECTLY QUOTE FROM THE BOOK.
- Organize your paper in your own style.
- Use a spell-checker to check spellings. Points will be deducted for spelling errors.
- I will grade your paper on your understanding of the book, demonstration of your reading through the use of multiple details and examples from the book, and your discussion.
- Do not hesitate to consult me while you are writing the paper.
- Remember that this is a history paper. Hence place it in a historical context.
- I will NOT accept late submission of paper.
- Do not email me the paper, submit it in CDs, or post it on your web site.
- I WILL REGARD COPYING FROM CLIFF OR SPARKS NOTES AND INTERNET AS CHEATING (PLAGIARISM). DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCE (Books or internet). It will result in a F grade for the paper.
(100 Points) Your paper should have two parts. You should have both parts in one paper.
Part One: (5 pages minimum)
You should write your paper in an essay style. In reading his autobiography, how would you justify the legacy of Booker T. Washington as a leader of blacks in the years following the Civil War until his death? You should include Booker’s experiences as a slave child, his views on white slave masters and mistresses and his views on whites soon after the Civil War when slavery was abolished. You should discuss his desires and ambitions as a young man and how he achieved them. You should include his work to improve race relations between whites and blacks. In that context in addition to discussing his work and ideas in Tuskegee, you should discuss his significant speeches chief among them being the Atlanta Speech. You should write also about his views on what he considered to be the best ways for blacks to improve their lives in the years following the Civil War.
Part Two: (2 pages minimum)
Are Booker T. Washington’s ideas about education relevant for today? Discuss this in relationship to the article; “Beyond One-Size-Fits-All College Dreams”. You can read the article in the site I have provided below.