How Did the Views of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois
toward Woman Suffrage Change between 1900-1915?

Abstract

      The documents included in this study specifically address the issue of woman suffrage within the Washington/Du Bois debate. The following correspondence and articles trace the changes that occurred in both men's positions in the years between 1900 and 1915. Historians have tended to view the political perspectives of these two African American leaders as diametrically opposed. However, Du Bois was not always an unwavering advocate of woman suffrage, and Washington eventually found that it was in his best interest to support woman suffrage.

         
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