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Teaching Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington

At the dawn of the 20th century, nine out of ten African Americans lived in the South. Jim Crow laws of segregation ruled the land. The Supreme Court upheld the power of the Southern states to create two "separate but equal" societies with its 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson opinion.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Was Washington successful in changing the African American community and also the opinion of white people of his time?
STANDARDS:
RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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