Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise Speech

  • Today we're going to re-read Washington's speech with a more critical eye.
  • What do we learn about the South in 1895 from this document?
  • What does the document tell us about how freed slaves were perceived in society?
  • What can we learn about race relations during this time period?
  • Can you connect Washington's views to contemporary views on race relations in the United States?

Primary Source Analysis

  • Let's take a look at Dr. Costanzo's primary source analysis assignment on BlackBoard.
  • Do you have any questions about it?
  • Use the remaining class time to begin working on this.