I’m trying to study for my History course and I need some help to understand this question.
TOPIC CHOICE ONE: Empowering African Americans – Two Strategies
Here you will focus on the approaches of Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. Other noted names and certainly different organizations will become part of your inquiry. Washington’s famous 1895 “Atlanta Compromise” speech (labeled such later by critics) sets the tone. One might find virtues, problems and successes associated with both strategies. You might see elements of each in strategies of later leaders and related issues even today.
Sources: Schultz, p. 340-2, 400-1, 404-5. See http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/39/; and see http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/40.
In your introduction section, be concise but include the information listed by the two bullets below. Your introduction should be one paragraph in length:
- Identify the two different approaches that you will discuss—including people, organizations, and strategies.
- Describe what you will cover in the paper.
HISTORY AND ISSUES
In two paragraphs, describe briefly the development of each view or strategy, any key people or events, and any “success” either side had in seeing that view come to pass.
In your comparison paragraph, evaluate what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each view, and the impact of each in that period of history. Explain which approach you favor and why.
In your conclusion paragraph, identify similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.
Be typed, double spaced between lines, using Times New Roman font, Calibri, Arial, or Courier (size 10, 11, or 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and sources must follow SWS format. You must have a Sources list at the end; each source listed must also be cited in the body of the paper with an in-text citation. Use the Schultz class text and at least two of the other sources
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the Sources page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The body of the paper should be five paragraphs and a total of 500-to-800 words in length. The 500 minimum is firm; The 800 maximum is a loose guideline. The body of the paper is to be double-spaced.